Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

Telephone Support Line 0800 092 7640

Available Monday to Friday 9.00am-5.00pm

You may wish to fundraise yourself, with family and friends or within your local group. Whatever the idea, be it large or small, we know you will have a great time raising vital funds for Big C.

Did you know we have 12 charity shops across Norfolk including a dedicated Craft Supplies Shop, Furniture Emporium, Bridal and a high-end fashion Boutique? We are always looking for high quality donations.

Volunteer

We are always looking for volunteers including in our Support Centres, shops and at our Fundraising events. Volunteering is a great way to spend some free time, meet new people, and gain experience.

Help us build a new Cancer Support Centre in Norwich. Support our vision to bring greater cancer care nearer to home. Donate now.

Big C, Norfolk’s Cancer Charity, embarks on a whole new chapter by welcoming new Chief Executive Officer

Big C, Norfolk’s Cancer Charity, embarks on a whole new chapter by welcoming new Chief Executive Officer

Chris Bushby joins Big C as Chief Executive Officer, having previously worked for the Suffolk Agricultural Association as Executive Director for the last 20 years. He has also chaired, supported and worked with many other organisations and charities across the region and nationally over that time.

He says, “The appointment as the new CEO of Big C is a privilege given the vision of “Together we are working to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk and Waveney”.

New Chief Executive Chris Bushby (left) with outgoing Chief Executive Daniel Williams (right).
New Chief Executive Chris Bushby (left) with outgoing Chief Executive Daniel Williams (right).

“I join the organisation at an exciting time of change and celebration with the enviable position to be able to build on the strong foundation of frontline cancer support services, medical research and retail which has been established over the last 35 years by the trustees, volunteers and staff making Big C a name to be trusted.”

Daniel Williams was Chief Executive at Big C for nine years between September 2006 and July 2015. He started when the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital Big C Centre had just opened its doors and was receiving its first visitors. Listening to the needs of those visitors, and of others affected by cancer across Norfolk & Waveney, Big C became a direct service delivery charity. Meeting user identified need and embedding the services of the charity within a partnership pathway of care, Big C has expanded to become a vital support for those affected by cancer across the county, complimenting statutory primary and secondary health and social services.

Today Big C has drop-in Cancer Support and Information Centres across Norfolk and Waveney, used by thousands of people every year affected by cancer. The Centres offer valuable information about diagnosis, treatments, side effects and recovery. Trained nurses and practitioners are on hand with emotional help, support and complimentary therapies. Welfare advice is also available. Currently Big C Centres exist in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn and Norwich.  The centres are open to cancer patients, their family, friends and carers.

Big C, Norfolk’s Cancer Charity, turns 35 this October. The charity has funded and supported a vast amount of varying projects since its foundation in 1980, including grants to Norfolk’s hospitals including cancer diagnostic and surgical equipment, as well as funding world leading cancer research projects across the Norwich Research Park.  More information about Big C’s birthday celebrations will be released soon.

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Find out how Big C can support you and your family if you’ve been affected by cancer.

We can help to improve your quality of life, physical health, and mental wellbeing.

Some people take to the skies, run, jump, walk, swim and cycle whilst others make tea, bake cakes or shave heads.

What will you do to make a difference?

Two men from Norfolk who found themselves with cancer and having to travel for treatment, vowed local people would have access to the best treatment and support … and in 1980 the Big C Appeal was formed.