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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 Cancer Centre
30 Melton Road
Norfolk NR18 0DB

01953 423304


Centre is open Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm

Star Throwers Charity Shop
10 Middleton Street
Norfolk NR18 0AD

01953 798426


Registered Charity in England & Wales
Number: 1162237

Welcome to Star Throwers - empowering and supporting people living with cancer

Star Throwers is a cancer support charity based in Norfolk dedicated to helping people affected by cancer, especially those with advanced or incurable cancer. We help individuals to make informed decisions about their treatment options and support their wellbeing (as well as their family’s) throughout their cancer journey. 

All of the support we provide is completely free of charge, but this is only possible with the support of kind and generous people fundraising and donating to our cause.

We provide holistic support to people with cancer through:

  • help with understanding their cancer and their treatment options, including non-standard treatments such as alternative treatments and clinical trials
  • providing complementary therapies, such massage, reflexology, acupuncture, yoga, and hypnotherapy, that help both patients and carers cope with the stress, anxiety and debilitating symptoms that cancer and treatments like chemotherapy often bring. 
  • advice and support for people with, or are at high risk of developing, Lymphoedema
  • counseling and access to a wellbeing psychologist for emotional and mental support
  • nutrition/diet advice and workshops on supporting oneself nutritionally when faced with a cancer diagnosis. Also advice on the conflicting information regarding different diets and anti-cancer foods.
  • all of the above is available for carers as well as patients

Find out more about What We Do and our Services and Facilities.

Contact Us

Telephone: 01953 423304 for more information on how we can help. One of our friendly volunteers will be able to best direct your call. Email: info@starthrowers.org.uk
Address: 30 Melton Road, Wymondham, Norfolk, NR18 0DB

Donate/Help Us

We are a small local cancer charity that receives no statutory funding. We are dependant on individual and business donations and community fundraising to be able to provide support to cancer patients and their loved ones. If you would like to support our charitable work, whether through donating or volunteering please visit our Help or Donate page.

The Star Throwers Guide To Cancer book

The Star Throwers Guide To Cancer is a book written for cancer patients and their families/friends to provide scientifically-grounded information to help them navigate their cancer journey. It covers everything from the patient-doctor relationship, to diet, stress reduction, clinical trials, scientific papers, treatments abroad, ablative therapies and more. It is a handbook for the proactive patient, providing scientific information and the tools to make complex decisions at all stages of treatment. The book is written by Pan Pantziarka, Star Throwers Trustee, and cancer research scientist. All proceeds from the book will go to Star Throwers. The book is available as a paperback or in Kindle format. Click here for more information.

A Video Tour

Please note: This video was made in 2009. We now have 3 full-time members of staff to ensure we deliver a high-quality service to our visitors. Additionally, to clarify, we have both male and female volunteers.

Star Throwers is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). See www.cqc.org.uk for more information.