Norwich’s five Rotary clubs are working together to support the Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital.
The clubs have run a craft fair in Norwich, a charity walk on the Norfolk Broads, a summer party and are planning a Grand Ball in early November in Norwich.
The clubs have also partnered with the NNUH Charity, Desira Motor Group, East Bilney Coachworks and Suzuki UK to raffle a brand new Suzuki.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so the appeal could not be more timely.
So far the Rotary clubs have raised around £16,000 since October 2018.”
Breast Cancer affects one in eight women in the UK. Early and accurate diagnosis are critical to ensuring long term recovery.
And for the 95% of women and men who may have a concern or a lump, knowing as soon as possible reduces anxiety and concerns. In Norfolk alone, they have experienced a massive increase of 80% in breast cancer referrals.
Now there are plans to establish a new breast cancer assessment unit at the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital to give potential sufferers a one-stop-shop, utilising the most up-to-date diagnostic equipment
To do this, the charity is raising £800,000 to provide equipment and to modify the hospital. Faster and more accurate identification of breast cancer improves recovery rates and alleviates the anxiety and stress of not knowing.
So far the Rotary clubs have raised around £16,000 since October 2018, and with more events planned and the proceeds from this raffle, they are looking to increase this total substantially.
The clubs have also partnered with the NNUH Charity, Desira Motor Group, East Bilney Coachworks and Suzuki UK to raffle a brand new Suzuki.”
Chris Rees, President of Norwich Centenary, said “It is great working closely with all the Norwich clubs and we’ve all pulled together for this really important charity.
“It’s really encouraging to see what can be done when clubs work together – we would love other Rotarians to support us and be in with a chance of winning this wonderful prize.”
The Norfolk & Norwich Hospital is one of the biggest cancer hospitals in the UK.