We are a Testicular Cancer Charity based in Norwich, with big ambitions to offer awareness and support throughout East Anglia.
The charity was set up in 2014 under the guidance of Dr Susanna Alexander who is a ConsultantMedical Oncologistbasedat The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
Ours aims are to raise awareness of Testicular Cancer and to offer support to those who are diagnosed with Testicular Cancer.
We achieve our aims by creating and distributing information leaflets, talking in schools, colleges and businesses, as well as attending various health and wellbeing events. We also provide a ‘buddy’ system for newly diagnosed patients and their families, supply a goody bag to all patients undergoing treatment and offer financial support on a case by case basis.
For us to carry out these aims, we hold events throughout the year to raise funds and rely on donations from local businesses and the general public as we do not receive any funding via the NHS or any other governmental body.
Other than one part time paid member of staff, all of the trustees and members involved in the charity are volunteers. What makes us unique is that all of the men in the team have all had testicular cancer and the women are partners or family members of those men. All of our volunteers involved have all been affected by the condition, therefore, we feel we are well placed to offer support and help.