BIG PLANS FOR BIG C
Cancer charity Big C is asking the people of Norfolk to help raise £500,000 to build a state-of-the-art cancer support centre in the heart of the community. The charity has launched the Nearer to Home Appeal to build a new Big C centre in Dereham Road, Norwich.
The new facility will complement the charity’s existing acute support centre in the grounds of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) and offer cancer care and support closer to where people live in a welcoming environment away from the hospital.
Some new features of the Big C centre will include a bright space for gentle exercise classes, a workshop kitchen to enable food and nutrition demonstrations, a light and calm central seating area, private rooms for one-to-one counselling and a sensory wellbeing garden.
Dr Chris Bushby, chief executive at Big C says: “For the past 13 years our expert team at our NNUH centre has provided a bedrock of support, information, well-being therapies, tea, biscuits and a comforting ear to many thousands of Norfolk people affected by cancer, often when they are attending hospital appointments, or during treatment. In addition to this, there is a crucial need to now provide the same level of support for those experiencing cancer and all who surround them, nearer to where they live in the community.” Donate online at nearertohome.co.uk or donate £10 by texting BIGC to 70191. big-c.co.uk
A plan of how the new BIG C centre in Norwich will look