24th May 2017
We’re a caring bunch here at Further. So much so we’ve decided to combine all our kindness and efforts to focus on supporting one worthy charity for 2016: The Big C.
Rest assured, the selection process in choosing one charity was not easy but after much deliberation we agreed Norfolk’s Cancer Charity was the right choice because the harsh reality is everyone knows someone who has been affected by cancer.
We hope by supporting such a remarkable charity throughout the year, we will be able to make a positive contribution and difference in our county.
Big C has helped thousands of cancer patients receive treatment in Norfolk and Waveney and raised more than £25 million. Pretty impressive stuff for a charity formed in 1980 by two young men from Norfolk who were suffering from cancer and having to travel to London or Cambridge for treatment: often finding the journey harder than the treatment itself.
They vowed the people of Norfolk and Waveney would have access to the best treatment and support in their local areas and thirty-six years on, their ambition is being realised more than ever.
Clive Evans, Director of Income Generation at the Big C, comments:
“Like most charities we simply would not exist without the commitment of individuals, volunteers and businesses. We are truly grateful to Further for choosing to support the Big C in 2016. The team has already shared some amazing fundraising ideas so we look forward to seeing these come to life throughout the year.”
To keep you up-to-date on our fundraising efforts we will be sure to publish regular blog posts so watch this space.