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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.

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.

Walking for Cancer

Walking for Cancer

21-year-old Adam Harvey and friend Thomas Davis-Smith are raising money for Big C and Parkinson’s UK, in memory of Adam’s father who died from bowel cancer, and Thomas’ grandmother who contracted Parkinson’s disease.

The pair plan to walk a marathon on 5 June, inspired by their socially distanced walks during lockdown, helping the two charities which are close to their hearts.

Adam wanted to help raise money for Big C as when his father died unexpectantly in June 2011 after a number of years of unexplained health conditions, the Big C was there to support him and his family.

Adam said: “In September 2011, my whole world was turned upside down when my Dad passed away from bowel cancer. He was only diagnosed with the disease 2 months before his passing- and yet had been suffering from unexplained health problems for over two years before. This was naturally a very difficult period, but one support network that I and my family will forever be indebted to is the Big C.”

Adam was just 11-years-old at the time of his father’s death. He expressed his thoughts were confusion and utter disbelief at the time. He says his life changed dramatically from then on. “It was a difficult subject to discuss with friends, with many seemingly unaware of what was going on in the background or those who did not know what to say. It led me to suffer with stress related health issues usually not attached to a teenager but I was equally determined to not let it stop my achievements at school and in life in general.”

A decade ago come June 2021, his dad’s funeral raised £4,000 for Big C, so Adam decided it was fitting to tackle a fundraising challenge in aid of his memory on the ten year anniversary and help the local charity that helped support his family and friends during and after his father’s death.

Adam added: “So with this year marking ten years since his passing, I have chosen to do this walk in memory of him to try and raise some vital funds for Big C, which will help those going through similar situations. In the dark times I have suffered since losing him, my motivation has always come through – making him proud. If we achieve our target, I would feel I have done this. So any donation you can give would mean the world to me but also to anyone who has benefitted from the support of Big C.”

Their marathon will take place on Saturday 5 June starting from the Parkinson’s UK shop in Loddon, walking to the Big C shop in Norwich, and then to Thurton Primary School, where their friendship was forged. To donate to their fundraiser 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.

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.