Who we are
Big C - Since 1980
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.
Thirty-five years on and this is being realised more than ever; with over £20million being raised since "The Big C Appeal" began in 1980. Surgical and diagnostic equipment at Norfolk's hospitals means more and more people can be treated locally, 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.
Together we are working to improve the lives of those affected by cancer in Norfolk & Waveney.
Big C are proud members of the Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Standards Board. We believe this demonstrates our ongoing commitment to best practice. The standards we are asked to comply with are fair, practical, realistic and meaningful to our fundraisers, donors and beneficiaries. Organisational membership demonstrates Big C is a leader in our sector and we have committed to achieving the highest standards of fundraising.