Thursday, 21 November 2013

Losing Locks to Support Cancer Patients

A big thanks to Emma Eadle, after she bravely shaved all her hair off in memory of her friend Jayne to raise money for Norfolk & Norwich Hospital's Coronary Care Unit and Star Throwers.

(Emma, left, Barbara, a close friend)

Before and after!

Emma, from Attleborough, raised a fantastic £1626.20 for Star Throwers through sponsorship and funds raised at her fun day on October 27th. The Fun Day was held in Connaught Hall, Attleborough, and with the help of her family and friends organised various activities including a bouncy castle, raffle, face painting, craft stalls, bar and karaoke. 

Thank you from everyone at Star Throwers, Emma! 

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Star Throwers supports cancer patients and their loved ones who are suffering from cancer or its after effects. Every donation raised goes towards funding the important services we provide include patient & carer consultations, complementary therapies, healthy eating classes, and exercise groups.

Sunday, 10 November 2013

Volunteers Needed for Christmas Gift Wrapping at Castle Mall

Do you love wrapping Christmas presents? If so, we need you!

The Castle Mall shopping centre are looking for volunteers to provide the its seasonal gift wrapping service which will raise money for Star Throwers in the run up to Christmas.

The Castle Mall raised over £6,000 last year so by getting into the festive spirit and donating a couple of hours of your time, you will be helping raise money which will be used to provide care and support to people affected by cancer throughout Norfolk.

Star Throwers has just passed its fourth year of supporting cancer patients and their families. We provides a haven for those who have been diagnosed with cancer and those closest to them, when they are at their most vulnerable. In a welcoming, homely environment, those who attend are able to receive medical advice to help them understand all aspects of cancer treatment and options. Practical and emotional support is available whether it is for someone living with cancer, or caring for someone close to them. Complementary therapies are also provided, including yoga, massage, Reflexology, counselling and arts and crafts to promote wellbeing.

Vicky Merrison, marketing manager at Castle Mall said, "We are very grateful to those who give up their time at this busy time of year to join our charity gift wrapping service and help raise a considerable amount of money for a fantastic cause. You don't need to be an 'expert gift wrapper', just have plenty of enthusiasm and a festive smile!"

If you are not able to volunteer, why not support Star Throwers by using the service and having your gifts wrapped. All donations will go directly to the charity.

The gift wrapping service will be available from 9th December right up until Christmas Eve, outside the Norwich City football club shop on the first floor of the shopping centre.

To volunteer for a gift wrapping shift:

call The Mall on 01603 766430 and ask for Thea


contact Star Throwers on 01953 423304 or

Shifts lengths vary from two hours to a full day.

A huge thank you in advance to every person who kindly donates their time to be a gift wrapper and all those who use the service.