Christmas has come round again quickly. The shops, the lights, the traditions. One of our traditions is casting a spotlight on a local charity at this time of year, to highlight their work and how the considerations can be affected during the yuletide season.

Star Throwers is a cancer support charity based in Wymondham, Norfolk dedicated to helping people affected by cancer. We support individuals to make informed decisions about their treatment options, including alternative treatments, and help them search for clinical trials when appropriate. We also offer complementary therapies, counselling, nutritional advice and lymphoedema support to people with cancer and their loved ones.

All of our services are completely free of charge but this is only possible thanks to the support of individuals and organisations donating and fundraising to help us to deliver these services and continue to improve the wellbeing of those affected by cancer.

Star Throwers offers a warm and welcoming environment to all who visit, at Christmas time this can be especially important to those who are affected by cancer or who might have lost loved ones to the disease. Our cancer support centre always has a coal fire burning, a comfortable seating area and hot drinks ready for those who are visiting for treatment, as patients, carers or supporters.

After a heavy storm, a boy walked along the beach throwing the stranded starfish back into the sea.

A man watching shouted “there are too many of them – it won’t make any difference.”

As the boy threw another starfish back into the sea, he smiled and replied “it made a difference to that one!”

Star Throwers logo

Star Throwers contact information:

Address: 30 Melton Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0DB

Tel: 01953 423304

Email: info@starthrowers.org.uk

Facebook: @starthrowers

Twitter: @StarThrowersWym

Registered Charity No. 1162237