Big C, Norfolk and Waveney’s cancer charity, is delighted to have received a boost to their ‘Nearer to Home’ Appeal in the form of a grant of £30,000 from the Garfield Weston Foundation.
Established over 60 years ago in 1958, the Garfield Weston Foundation is a family-founded, grant-making charity which supports causes across the UK and gave over £88million last year. It has donated well over £1billion to charities since it was established.
One of the most respected charitable institutions in the UK, the Weston Family Trustees are descendants of the founder and they take a highly active and hands-on approach. The Foundation’s funding comes from an endowment of shares in the family business which includes Twinings, Primark, Kingsmill (all part of Associated British Foods Plc) and Fortnum & Mason, amongst others – a successful model that still endures today; as the businesses have grown, so too have the charitable donations.
From small community organisations to large national institutions, the Foundation supports a broad range of charities and activities that make a positive impact in the communities in which they work. Around 2,000 charities across the UK benefit each year from the Foundation’s grants.
Big C’s Nearer to Home Appeal is looking to raise funds to create a state-of-the-art cancer support centre in the heart of the Norwich community. The new facility will complement the charity’s existing acute support centre in the grounds of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) as well as in King’s Lynn, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston.
With construction due to start on the site in the next month, the charity is looking to raise funds to enable the build to be completed by early 2022.
Big C are very thankful to the charitable trusts and foundations who have awarded grants to support the work of Big C. Find out more on our Charitable Trusts & Foundations website page.