Norfolk charity gets ‘vital’ lottery funding to help with coronavirus response

Dr Chris Bushby, the CEO of Big C. Picture: Ella Wilkinson

Dr Chris Bushby, the CEO of Big C. Picture: Ella Wilkinson - Credit: Archant

A Norfolk-based cancer charity has been awarded a six-figure sum in lottery funding to support its work amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Big C, in its 40th year, has been given £100,000 to help with funding for their projects over the next six months, including virtual support and advice while face-to-face meetings are difficult.

Chief executive Dr Chris Bushby said the cash influx was timely due to the lack of fundraising activities during the pandemic.

He said: “During what is an extremely challenging and difficult time for the charity sector, the news of National Lottery funding is very welcome.

“We, along with many other charities, are experiencing a perfect storm where we have suffered a sudden drop in funding against a need to invest in services to help the increasing number of people who need our support.

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“Many of these people are among the most vulnerable at this incredibly difficult time.”

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