Recent news from Big C! Have a read of our blog for some recent news and articles from your local cancer charity.

Year: 2019

Volunteer Spotlight: Jonathan Boyles

Dec 4th, 2019

For International Volunteers Day, we interviewed volunteer Jonathan who currently works in our Support and Information Centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). He told us about his motivation for volunteering and how the experience has helped to transform his life.  read more ->

Gather all ye Kingsman

Nov 21st, 2019

An insight into a group meeting of men diagnosed with prostate cancer who gather monthly to support one another and raise awareness of the condition.  read more ->

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Fee shares her story.

Oct 16th, 2019

Around five years ago, Fee Sharples was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer and to this day, she hasn’t experienced any symptoms. Recently, Fee discovered one of our Big C Centres and now feels extremely reassured by all the services available to her, should she ever require support in the fut... read more ->

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Lesley shares her story.

Sep 30th, 2019

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month which aims at increasing awareness of breast cancer support, research and diagnosis. It is also an opportunity for people who have been affected by this form of cancer to share their stories. Lesley Knox, a volunteer in our Norwich Big C Centre at the Norfolk... read more ->

Kathryn shares her story.

Jul 16th, 2019

Kathryn was relatively young when she was diagnosed with bowel cancer. It was both physically and emotionally challenging yet she felt very glad of Big C’s support during this time. This May when Kathryn turns 40, she will also be celebrating five years free of bowel cancer.  To celebrate both h... read more ->

Official Launch of Big C Funded Integrated Theatre at NNUH

Jul 8th, 2019

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 gynecologica... read more ->

Nine fundraisers shave heads for Big C in support of friend

Jun 20th, 2019

Big C fundraiser Natalie has set a challenge to raise £2,019 in 2019. Together with friends and family, she’s taking on tasks to reach her target. Next up, is a head-shave. Joined by 9 friends and colleagues, they’ll all be having their heads shaved at 6.30pm on Friday 21st June at the Rec Cent... read more ->

Cancer care: The importance of gentle exercise

Jun 3rd, 2019

We’ve recently introduced Gentle Exercise classes to our King’s Lynn Support and Information Centre. The 45 minute sessions are run by Gemma Alexander who has over 12 years experience in the fitness and wellbeing industry.  read more ->