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.

Big C and the Quadram Institute

The Quadram Institute brings together research teams from the Institute of Food Research (IFR), UEA and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) as part of a major initiative, co-funded by the UK’s Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC).

It will create a new world-class facility to provide a step-change in food and health research and innovation to address major health conditions.

Opened in 2018, the Quadram Institute was supported by Big C who provided £400,000 in funding.

The QI will house the NNUH’s regional endoscopy facility, providing state-of-the-art facilities for patients and enabling clinicians to work alongside scientists to conduct research to improve human health and wellbeing throughout life. Chronic diet-related disease costs the UK £5.1 billion in direct health costs for illnesses such as diabetes and obesity as well as a number of cancers, and those costs are predicted to rise to £50 billion by 2030 if left untreated.

Big C’s CEO Dr Chris Bushby

“We welcome this largest institute of its kind in Europe which will bring the best possible diagnosis, research and treatment for many cancer patients in Norfolk. The Quadram Institute epitomises Big C as a charity that works on different levels to help cancer patients. This ground-breaking new Institute pulls together the strands from patient care to research with its specialist diagnostic suite and research laboratories all in the same building. It will give greater access to participation in research and ensures the best treatment is on hand. Big C is pleased to be supporting this kind of investment for the greater good of cancer patients and their families in the area.”

“We have a truly unique opportunity here based on strong partnership working across the Norwich Research Park to deliver this new Institute, which will go on to save many lives. We have great people in place and a mind set to demonstrate what being a University Hospital means in real life research through our role in the new Institute.”

Mark Davies, Former CEO at NNUH Foundation Trust

“The centre will be at the forefront of a new era of food and health research, working at the interface between food science, gut biology and health,” said Prof Richard Mithen at the Institute of Food Research.
It will build on recent research about how food and gut microbes interact, which is creating a fundamental shift in the way we understand and address the impact of food on health.”

Prof Richard Mithen formerly at the Institute of Food Research

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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.

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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.