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 are also proud to be supporting Denver Clinton who was diagnosed in May 2018 with a rare childrens cancer, Neuroblastoma.  He has two bigger brothers and a sister. We have donated toys for him as he loves fire engines and along with The Railway Tavern in Dereham and Solving Kids Cancers we are raising funds to help with treatments in future which may not be available on the NHS. See his picture in our Gallery.


Our Programme:

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

This year:

6th December 2018, and every 1st Thursday thereafter.


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

This Year:

15th November and 20th December


Our remaining Social events for 2018:

December 13th Hunters Hall Christmas Lunch Entertainment with Ian Eves, £18.50 for 3-course lunch, 12.30 for 1pm

December 20th Christmas at Church House with Rodger, now sold out.


And here comes 2019:-

Coffee Mornings:

3rd January 2019, 7th February 2019 and every 1st Thursday thereafter at Toftwood Methodist Chapel 10-12


17th January 2019, 21st February 2019 and every 3rd Thursday at Toftwood Village Hall doors open 7pm

We are planning our events calendar for 2019 and hope to include another visit to Springfields as well as the Thursford Spectacular in December 2019, Sandringham; Lavendar at Heacham with Hunstanton, Yarmouth Circus, Boat trip to Wroxham; Ely Cathedral, Dale Farm In Dereham

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