Big C 'Roaring Twenties' Norfolk Show Ball
The 2018 Royal Norfolk Show Ball will raise funds for Norfolk’s cancer charity, Big C.
Guests will be transported back in time to the glamorous 'roaring twenties' for an evening of fun and dance. Entertainment includes a drinks reception on the lawn, four course dinner, charity auction and raffle.
Funds raised from the Royal Norfolk Show Ball will go towards a new Big C Community Centre in central Norwich which is scheduled to open in spring 2019. The four existing Big C Centres in Kings Lynn, Great Yarmouth, Gorleston and at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) provide emotional and practical support and information for anyone affected by cancer in the local community. Each year approximately 8,000 people are given a cancer diagnosis in Norfolk and Waveney. In 2016, the number of visits to Big C’s centres increased by 12%, compared to the previous year.
In 2015, over 1,000 people in Norwich were diagnosed with cancer. Currently the Norwich area is served by Big C’s acute centre at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, which last year provided support more than 15,000 times.
Dr Chris Bushby, Chief Executive at Big C says “The 1920s is a fascinating and glamorous era and the ball promises to be a fabulous event. Cancer affects us all in different ways and supporting people affected by cancer is integral in optimizing their health and wellbeing. Big C has a long history of providing outstanding services to help people through their cancer journey. This new community centre, in addition to our current centre at the hospital, will mean that more people will be able to access Big C support where and when they need us most."
The 2018 Royal Norfolk Show Ball will be held at the Norfolk Showground on Friday 22nd June.
Tickets are now on sale for the event, please visit norfolkshow.big-c.co.uk to find out more.