First turf is cut for the Big C Family Cancer Information and Support Centre

On Wednesday 13th April 2005 at 10.00am, Her Majesty's Lord Lieutenant of Norfolk, Mr Richard Jewson, will formally cut the first sod for the building works for the Big C Family Cancer Information and Support Centre on site at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Richard Jewson will be accompanied by the Trustees and Chief Executive of the Big C Appeal, members of the Hospital Project Board, representatives from Evening News plus invited guests.

This new and exciting project in the 25th anniversary year of The Big C will be situated adjacent to the Colney Centre.  This project is seen as the focal point of a dramatic development in the information and support facilities available to local cancer patients and their families providing a haven of warmth and support at a critical time. It is estimated that some 10,000 visits will be made by patients and their families to this vital Centre over the next three years.  The Centre will cost in excess of £1 million to complete.  The Big C has so far raised £717,000 towards this target figure.

Celebrating its 25th year, as Norfolk and North Suffolk’s own local and entirely independent cancer charity, the Big C has, since its inception in 1980, raised in excess of £8 million towards research and cancer care. Fundraising in this Anniversary Year continues apace and the public are invited to give generously to this much needed and eagerly awaited project.

Media Contacts:      
Rebekah Ellis, Senior Fundraising Officer, The Big C on  01603 751698
Hayley Gerrard or Andrew Stronach, Communications at the NNUH on 01603 287200

Monday 11th of April 2005 10:00:41 AM