Big C Cancer Charity
Big C is Norfolk’s Cancer Charity. Since 1980, with the support of the local community, we’ve been working to improve the lives of local people affected by cancer. Through our local Support and Information Centres, funding research into cancer, and medical equipment in local hospitals.
Registered Charity No. 281730
In 1980, two young men from Norfolk found themselves with cancer and having to travel to London or Cambridge for treatment, often finding this journey harder than the treatment itself. They vowed the people of Norfolk & Waveney would have access to the best treatment and support in their local areas.
38 years on, this is being realised daily, with nearly £30 million raised by the local community since ‘The Big C Appeal’ was launched.
Today our funding of surgical and diagnostic equipment at Norfolk’s hospitals means increasing numbers of people can be treated locally and new equipment in hospitals has meant faster or less invasive treatment for a range of cancers. Our funded research across the Norwich Research Park has found some incredible discoveries into cancer and vital support for those affected by cancer is reaching out to those who need it, closer to them, in the local community.
Today Big C has four drop in support and information centres across Norfolk and Waveney that are used by thousands of people every year affected by cancer. The centres in Gorleston, Great Yarmouth, King’s Lynn and Norwich provide valuable information about diagnosis, treatments, side effects and recovery. Trained nurses and practitioners are also there to provide emotional help, support and complementary therapies.