Norfolk Snowsports Club has chosen the N&N Hospitals Charity’s Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal as its charity for the year.
The club, based at Trowse, will be raising money at a number of its events throughout the year which will be announced on the club’s social media sites @norfolkski and facebook.com/norfolkski/
The Boudicca Appeal launched at the end of 2018 with the aim of creating a dedicated breast cancer unit at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH), which will cost £800,000.
Over the past five years, the current breast cancer unit has seen an 80% increase in patient numbers (645 referrals per month in 2018, compared to 360 in 2012).
This means that, after an initial consultation, some women need to go away and wait for an appointment to come back at a future date for further tests.
The new unit will allow for faster diagnosis and treatment and same-day diagnostic tests for all patients.
Norfolk Snowsports is among a number of organisations in the county to have to have pledged their support for the appeal.
NNUH Head of Fundraising Louise Cook said: “We are so pleased that Norfolk Snowsports Club has chosen the Boudicca Appeal as their charity for the year.
“The club is such a fantastic facility on our doorstep with thousands of members of all ages and we are lucky to have them on board.
“Boudicca is the charity’s main appeal for 2019 as we work to make sure the new breast unit is created as quickly as possible.”
The Snowsports Club joins a number of organisations in the city which have chosen to support the Boudicca Appeal this year.
These include the five Norwich Rotary Clubs, The Forum Trust, Eaton Golf Club and Spire Solicitors along with the many individuals and teams taking part in fundraising challenges.