Norwich man raising money for the Big C’s Big Fuzz

Just when we thought the facial fuzz of Movember had been forgotten, along comes the Big C's Big Fuzz.

Men all over Norfolk are growing beards for the cancer charity's February campaign, including Jason Double-King, who lives in north Norwich.

For the Big Fuzz, men get sponsored to do something beard-related - either grow a moustache or a beard, or do something unusual with the fuzz on their face.

Jason, 39, is supporting the Big Fuzz this month to raise funds for the Big C because they cared for his mum - Diana King, 69 and from Sprowston - when she had cancer.

He said: 'Big C is a cause close to my heart. My mum was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2002, when she was only 59.

'She had a single mastectomy three weeks after she was diagnosed. It was a difficult time for the whole family.

'There have been lots of times since she's been given the all clear that we've all been worried it's come back - once it's happened it's always a worry. But she's got her last check up this year and then she'll be 10 years clear and free of hospital appointments.

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'So I thought I'd do my bit and grow a beard - I'm good at that. I'm starting February with a couple of week's growth anyway so it's going to be a fuzzy one!'

Big C is an independent charity and all the support, funding and services it provides are for the people of Norfolk and Waveney who are affected by cancer.

Funds go towards research into beating cancer at the UEA, as well as paying for support and life-saving equipment and running Big C's Cancer Support and Information Centre, based at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Jason added: 'I just wanted to do my own bit and raise some funds because I also have lots of friends and colleagues who have lost family members to cancer.'

To find out more, call 01603 619900, email enquiries@big-c.co.uk or go to www.big-c.co.uk

Jason has targeted raising �200 and so far raised �60. To boost his fundraising, go to www.justgiving.com/FuzzyJase

Have you grown a beard for the Big C's Big Fuzz this month? Email your pictures to david.freezer@archant.co.uk

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