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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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Official Launch of Big C Funded Integrated Theatre at NNUH

Official Launch of Big C Funded Integrated Theatre at NNUH

An event was held last week (Thursday 4 July) to officially launch an integrated theatre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) which features some of the most up to date technology in the country for patients undergoing bowel, oesophageal, gastric (stomach) thoracic and gynecological surgical procedures.

Pictured: Big C Chair Carolyn Sexton (Second Left) and Big C Founder David Moar MBE (Back Row) with the team from the NNUH
Big C is proud to support this initiative which sees patients across Norfolk and Waveney benefiting from world class cancer care

The new development has been funded by a grant of £125,000 from Norfolk and Waveney cancer charity, Big C and a donation of £382,000 from the NNUH hospital charity, which will also fund a second theatre once it becomes available for refurbishment.

Integrated theatres have advanced technology installed in the ceiling of the theatre which assists surgeons who are carrying out keyhole surgery. They also benefit patients through better outcomes and safer care. One of he new features of the integrated theatre is an infrared scope which help surgeons check for internal anatomy and the potential for bowel leaks, by highlighting blood vessels and lymph nodes. There is also be the ability to train future surgeons by transmitting live footage of surgery to the hospital’s lecture theatre or further afield.

This investment comes as part of Big C’s annual grants round which funds ground-breaking cancer research at the Norwich Research Park and new medical equipment across the county’s main hospitals.

Dr Chris Bushby, Chief Executive at Big C said, “Big C is proud to support this initiative which sees patients across Norfolk and Waveney benefiting from world class cancer care. This investment has enabled the hospital team to give the best care now, while supporting the education of those who will be our surgeons of the future.”

Mark Davies, Chief Executive of NNUH, said:  “We have one of the largest cancer centres in the UK, treating 6,000 patients each year. We offer diagnosis, treatment and research of cancer and we are delighted to see our teams working closely together with Big C to offer patients state-of-the-art treatments.

Consultant Surgeon Richard Wharton said: “Surgeons are performing ever-more complex procedures using these new technologies and the advantages of this equipment include a reduction in complications, faster recovery, more efficient surgery, and improved quality of care.”

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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.