Norfolk charity centre in King’s Lynn looks to extend drop in times
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A Norfolk cancer charity's King's Lynn store celebrating its first birthday, is aiming to open the drop-in centre to the public on more days.
The King's Lynn Big C currently offers a drop-in centre for three days a week, but is now looking to extend that to five.
The centre has eight volunteers and seen around 1,000 visitors come through the door in its first year, and offers cancer support and information to patients and their loved ones.
Big C Centre manager Tonia King said: 'We are so pleased with how things have developed over the past year. We are looking to extend the drop-in centre running days which will give people more opportunity to pop in.
'It is vital to have a centre like this in King's Lynn as there were gaps in vital support for the patients themselves and their loved ones following a cancer diagnosis, at the end of the treatment or in the time after.'
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The Big C Centre works closely with Norfolk's three main hospitals as well as other organisations such as Macmillan Cancer Support.
Edward Fisher, of King's Lynn, goes to Macmillan for chemotherapy treatment for colorectal cancer, and has been going to the Big C drop-in centre for four months.
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'The centre has been absolutely fantastic for me since I've joined,' he added. 'It offers great counselling and gives you all the information you need to know to get you through the chemotherapy, and the sessions they do on relaxation is very helpful.
'The job that Tonia and the volunteers do here is brilliant.'
As well as counselling, the Big C offers complementary therapy which includes reflexology and massage therapy.