We are very grateful for the collaborative local and national partnerships we have formed with the following organisations:
Just over 40 years ago, the current Priscilla Bacon Lodge was built; supported by a host of businesses, community groups, churches and some trusts. The Lodge has a proud heritage of bringing peace, dignity and vital support to thousands of families across Norfolk. The new hospice will continue to build upon this wonderful legacy by greatly enhancing the community impact and capabilities of the organisation for many years to come.
Some members of the original Priscilla Bacon Lodge committee formed the Priscilla Bacon Support Group, which is still running today. They meet monthly to consider requests for funding, keep up to date with what’s happening, review their financial situation and plan for the future.
The group makes grants to supplement the NHS funding. This enables patients and their relatives to have additional benefits, such as special equipment. Grants can also provide assisted study for the staff.
In 1980, two young men from Norfolk found themselves with cancer and having to travel to London or Cambridge for treatment, often finding this journey harder than the treatment itself. They vowed the people of Norfolk & Waveney would have access to the best treatment and support in their local areas.
This is now being realised more than ever; with over £30million being raised since “The Big C Appeal” began. Surgical and diagnostic equipment at Norfolk’s hospitals means increasing numbers of people can be treated locally and new equipment in hospitals has meant faster or less invasive treatment for a range of cancers. Research across the Norwich Research Park has found some incredible discoveries into cancer and vital support for those affected by cancer is reaching out to those who need it, closer to them, in the local community.
Today Big C funds four drop in support and information centres across Norfolk and Waveney that are used by thousands of people every year affected by cancer. The centres provide valuable information about diagnosis, treatments, side effects and recovery. Trained staff are also there to provide emotional help, support and complementary therapies.
The focus of Norfolk Community Health and Care (NCH&C) is on continually improving the quality of care offered to local people and on improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another.
NCH&C serves a population of nearly 900,000 people in Norfolk with community health and care services, as well as providing a specialist Early Supported Discharge service to stroke patients in Norfolk and Suffolk.
The Fundraising Regulator is an independent, non-statutory body that regulates fundraising across the charitable sector in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. They stand up for best practice in fundraising, in order to protect donors and support the vital work of fundraisers.
The Charity Commission regulates charities in England and Wales and maintains the charity register. They are an independent, non-ministerial government department accountable to Parliament.