Friday, 20 December 2013

Star Throwers in 2013

On behalf of Star Throwers cancer support charity, from staff, volunteers, patients and their families, I would like to send our most heartfelt thank you to every person and organisation who has supported our charity in 2013.

Each year we are saddened by the heartbreaking stories of those we have lost and we hope that their families are comforted by wonderful memories of their loved ones over the Christmas holiday. We have also had some uplifting success stories this year which makes it all worthwhile. Here are some of the comments we have received from patients and carers:

“Star Throwers has enabled me to take better control of my situation and given me hope.”

“I feel my wife has benefitted from Star Throwers at a time when life was getting hard for us. Dr Henry has a wonderful team. What a lifeline and a light at the end of the tunnel.”

“Really helped us to take control of this very difficult diagnosis & understanding more of what is happening & what we can do for ourselves.”

“ I was completely lost after my radio therapy & Star Throwers helped me tremendously. I feel I have made many friends here, both patients and volunteers. Many thanks to everyone.”

“The whole experience is like being folded into an extra family. Support and understanding is the most necessary ingredient at this time.”

“As a carer I find the care and support has made an enormous difference to our lives as a family.  Just to feel that someone else really cares and offers emotional positive support has helped so much.”

Thank you for helping to make these stories possible. Wishing everyone a beautiful Christmas with your family and friends and the best of health in 2014.

Star Throwers will be closed from Mon Dec 23rd and will reopen as normal from Jan 6th 2014. 

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Eric Bristow to Headline Charity Darts Night in May 2014

Eric Bristow, 5 times World Darts Champion. picture from

We are very excited to announce Eric Bristow, 5 times World Darts Champion, will be headlining Lord Russell Baker's Charity Darts Night on Sat 24th May 2014 at the Wymondham Rugby Club.

The evening will be raising money in aid of Star Throwers cancer support charity. Guests will be treated to a Darts Spectacular with Eric giving an exhibition and a speech and guests will also have the opportunity to test their skills against him! 

There will also be fantastic raffle prizes to win, live music, and a 7 day luxury villa for up to 4 people at the acclaimed Kololi Beach Resort in Gambia, worth £1,000, will be up for auction on the night.

Tickets priced at £15. More details to follow in the New Year. To register your interest, please email

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Raising Festive Funds At Our Christmas Coffee Morning

A huge THANK YOU to all the volunteers, crafters, prize donors, bakers and all the guests who came to support our coffee morning today. It was a nice atmosphere and great to see some familiar faces but also meet and show some new people around Star Throwers.

In total, I am delighted to say you all helped to raise £520!

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Star Throwers Christmas Coffee Morning Open Day

A chance to meet staff and volunteers, as well as to enjoy delicious cakes, coffee and stalls. Not forgetting live music and magic. Not to be missed!

Date: Saturday 7th December
Time: 10:30am - 2pm
Location: Star Throwers care centre, 30 Melton Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0DB
Admission: £2 entry (includes a free drink and a slice of cake)