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.


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.

Category: Case Study

Read our blog for news and articles from your local cancer charity.

Rachael’s Iron Lady Challenge for twin sister with breast cancer

Rachael’s story Beginning January 2020, Rachael’s twin sister Victoria was diagnosed with triple-negative aggressive breast cancer at the age of 42. This came as a huge blow to the family who were worried and anxious about the unknown. Victoria was informed she would have six chemotherapy sessions and then surgery

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Stories from Big C: Katherine’s Story

Katherine’s Story In 2016, Big C service user Katherine was diagnosed with Ductal Carcinoma In Situ (DCIS) cancer, a type of non-invasive breast cancer that forms in the milk ducts ( Although she had a mastectomy in 2016, she was diagnosed with cancer again in December 2019 and underwent treatment

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Stories from Big C: Sharon’s Story

Sharon’s Story Photo of Sharon Button In August 2019, Sharon Button was diagnosed with Triple Negative Breast Cancer after her routine mammogram uncovered she had developed cancer in her right breast. During her treatment, she visited the Big C Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) usually after she

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Stories from Big C: Debra’s Story

Debra’s Story In October 2017, Big C service user Debra was diagnosed with endometrial cancer, a type of cancer of the womb which affects the female reproductive system. Prior to her diagnosis, Debra did not experience any symptoms or notice anything unusual for her body. In fact, she was diagnosed

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Stories from Big C: Deb and Diana’s story

Deb and Diana’s Story In 2019, Deb Shome was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma after it was discovered that a lump on his face was cancerous. Deb and his wife Diana both began to visit our NNUH and Great Yarmouth Centres during and after Deb’s treatments. During lockdown, Deb and Diana

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Stories from Big C: Rute and Andy’s story

Rute and Andy’s Story Previous Next Rute Picao, who lived in Norwich and was suffering from terminal breast cancer, managed to summon ‘superhuman’ strength to achieve what had seemed an ‘impossible dream’ when she married partner Andy Ralph on May 15th, just a couple of days before her tragic and

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Stories from Big C: Rod’s Story

Rod’s Story Rod was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2017. The diagnosis came as a big surprise, and in addition to coming to terms with his diagnosis, it took him a while to overcome the side-effects from the treatment.  However, after 37 days of radiotherapy, support from Big C and

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Andrew’s Story

April is Bowel Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness of bowel cancers or cancer which start  in the large bowel. We spoke with Andrew Delf, a service user at our Big C Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), to hear about his experience with bowel cancer.  This

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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.

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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.