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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.

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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.

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Nine fundraisers shave heads for Big C in support of friend

Nine fundraisers shave heads for Big C in support of friend

Big C fundraiser Natalie has set a challenge to raise £2,019 in 2019. Together with friends and family, she’s taking on tasks to reach her target. Next up, is a head-shave. Joined by 9 friends and colleagues, they’ll all be having their heads shaved at 6.30pm on Friday 21st June at the Rec Centre (John Innes Centre, Norwich).

Natalie will be joined by friends to shave their heads.
Big C’s Centre provided me with a place to go and chat

Natalie was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer last year aged 32. After just over eight months of gruelling treatment she’s been lucky enough to say she has ‘no evidence of disease’. Natalie has grown 13cm of hair over the past year (which she is feeling pretty proud of) but has decided to shave it all off again on Friday to raise money for Big C.

She says: “There’s some controversy around being sponsored to shave your hair off. Some people feel it’s insensitive as those undergoing chemotherapy have no choice. But having gone through it myself, I personally feel that any means of fundraising is good and that it’s still very brave to offer to shave your head to raise money – I have to admit the longer my hair grows, the less I’m liking the idea!”

Natalie used Big C’s services as soon as she was diagnosed and says: “Big C’s Centre provided me with a place to go and chat to volunteer nurses about the scary things that were happening to me. It offered a quiet place to sit and have a cup of tea after extremely upsetting meetings with my oncologist and surgeon.

“Later down the line, Big C provided advice about wigs and headscarves in anticipation of my hair falling out, free make-up and headscarf tying sessions and offered me and my partner six free massages to help us relax and feel a little better. Big C really made a positive difference to my experience of cancer.”

To read more about the friends joining Natalie in shaving their heads click here.

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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.