Welcome News as Big C is Awarded National Lottery Funding

Norfolk and Waveney cancer charity, Big C, has been awarded crucial funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to support the charity’s emergency response helping cancer patients and their families during the Covid-19 pandemic.

£100,000 grant for new services at Norfolk charity

Big C has been awarded £100,000 to assist with six months of funding for a raft of services which the team at Big C rapidly adapted and created as the pandemic took hold. This includes a specialist telephone support line, live chat support, telephone counselling, welfare advice, ‘Ask the Nurse’ support via Big C’s virtual centre, physical and mental wellbeing videos, wellbeing packs and emergency delivery services.

Dr Chris Bushby, Chief Executive at Big C said, “During what is an extremely challenging and difficult time for the charity sector, the news of National Lottery funding is very welcome. We, along with many other charities, are experiencing a perfect storm where we have suffered a sudden drop in funding against a need to invest in services to help the increasing number of people who need our support. Many of these people are among the most vulnerable at this incredibly difficult time.

The grant comes as a welcome recognition for the charity’s work

“The funding is also great recognition for our team who are passionate about the role they play in helping those local people affected by cancer and have worked tirelessly to deliver the very best support for our service users.”

Chris continued, “This year marks Big C’s 40th anniversary. Our supporters have been instrumental in the success of the charity, raising millions in vital funds over the years to enable the charity to continue its important work across Norfolk and Waveney.  We now need their help more than ever and would ask everyone who can to consider fundraising for Big C so that we are here when people need us most.”

If you are interested in fundraising for Big C, please visit fundraise.big-c.co.uk


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