Registered Charity Number 1164648

Caring Friends - A mid - Norfolk Cancer Charity

We offer Caring, Friendship & Support

Who are we?

We are a group of volunteers whose aim is to look after the needs of those touched by Cancer. We meet in friendship offering support with volunteers who have befriending and support training guidance.  We are all fully DBS checked and are able to go into a client's home to support them there too. We are already offering Hospice at Home services and will be expanding into this field as it becomes necessary.

About us.  

A volunteer can make the difference to a client through simply talking out their problems with them. This can make the difference between battling a problem alone and making the problem easier to cope with.

We raise funds. These are needed for assisting with care in the home, therapies like Reiki, reflexology and we can also accompany clients to hospital appointments to provide moral support if required.  We come to your your house, make you a cuppa, sit with you while your carer does the shopping.  All our volunteers are fully checked so you can be completely confident in our care. We can drive you to doctor's appointments, hospital visits, be a second pair of ears to hear what the nurse or consultant says.

We hold Coffee Mornings, Monthly Social Meetings, Outings, Bingo, Craft stalls.

We meet at The Conference Room in The Romany Rye (Wetherspoons) in Church Street, Dereham, every Friday 10.30 till 2.

We were also proud to support Denver Clinton who was diagnosed in May 2018 with a rare childrens cancer, Neuroblastoma.  He had two bigger brothers and a sister. We donated toys for him as he loved fire engines. Sadly he passed away on 14/2/2019, a bright and happy child, sadly missed.  His family has gone on to set up the Denver Clinton Foundation which will raise funds for other children in his situation.  See his picture in our Gallery.


Our Programme:

Coffee Mornings Held at Toftwood Methodist Chapel from 10 - 12 on the following dates:

6th June 2019 and every 1st Thursday thereafter.


Bingo is held in Toftwood Village Hall, doors open 6.30 on the following dates:

This Year:

20th June 2019 and every third Thursday thereafter, a very social evening.


July 14th Castle Farm lunch, sold out

September 18th Cromer Pier Matinee Show, 1 ticket available

September 28th Ceilidh at Yaxham Village Hall, Whirligig are the band, tickets on application

October 24th soup and sandwich, coffee and cake, Church House, sold out

November 14th Ely cathedral Christmas Market 1 ticket available 

AND we are going to THURSFORD again on 20th December 2019 Tickets £43.50, a waiting list is held in case of cancellations



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