I’ve supported Big C for a number of years now, most recently on my first big cycling challenge in February 2013. Nearly £10k was raised for charity on that ride www.touroftheemirates.com.
Cancer has affected friends of mine, it was my co-rider Jason Robert’s mother-in-law who sadly passed away having battled with cancer for many years – this was a key reason for the first challenge taking place. I used to be a heavy smoker for 10 years until I quit 3 years ago, this being one of the main causes of cancer. I also wanted to prove to people that you can go on to do huge physical endurance challenges and improve your health after years of smoking.
When cancer threatens someone you love: Big C’s scientists, nurses and the hospitals we equip will give them a fighting chance and hope for the future.
Big C were formed in 1980 by David Moar and Clive Bamford; two young Norwich men who were forced to travel to London for their cancer treatment. They were determined that people in Norfolk should have local access to the best treatment and care.
Today the dedication of David and Clive is shared by all those connected with Big C. In the thirty years since we were established, over £19 million has been raised, thanks to the magnificent support of our surrounding community. These funds, of approximately £1,000,000 per year of charitable spend, are ploughed into:
- Cancer equipment in our hospitals and across rural areas (such as the mobile breast screening units taken out to market towns.
- Support for those with cancer in the form of nurses, services, and our Centre.
- Care for those affected by cancer – such as Big C’s Bereavement Group.
- World-class research carried out by Big C funded scientists.
- Only in Norfolk & Waveney.
- Our rainbow represents our four key objectives, mentioned above.
Advances have been significant and continuous. Thank you. Together we are making a HUGE ‘Big Difference’.
Big C are proud members of the Institute of Fundraising and the Fundraising Standards Board. They believe this demonstrates their ongoing commitment to best practice. The standards they are asked to comply with are fair, practical, realistic and meaningful to their fundraisers, donors and beneficiaries.
Organisational membership demonstrates Big C is a leader in their sector and have committed to achieving the highest standards of fundraising.