We are very grateful for the collaborative local and national partnerships we have formed with the following organisations:
40 years ago, the current Priscilla Bacon Lodge was built; supported by a host of businesses, community groups and 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 of the 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 NHS funding. This enables patients and their relatives to have additional benefits, such as special equipment. Grants can also provide assisted study for staff.
The Support Group has generously donated £1,000,000 to the new hospice appeal, with the possibility of more funds to come in the future.
In 1980, two young men from Norfolk found themselves with cancer and having to travel to London or Cambridge for treatment, often finding the journey harder than the treatment itself. They created Big C and vowed the people of Norfolk & Waveney would have access to the best treatment and support in their local areas . Over £30m has been raised since then.
Today, the charity funds four drop-in support and information centres, used by thousands of people every year. Funding surgical and diagnostic equipment at Norfolk’s hospitals means more people can be treated locally and receive faster or less invasive treatment for a range of cancers.
The focus of Norfolk Community Health and Care (NCH&C) is on continually improving the quality of care offered to local people and improving access to that care, helping people to move seamlessly from one service to another.
NCH&C serves a population of nearly 900,000 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.