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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 - supporting people affected by cancer

Who Are We?

Star Throwers is a cancer support charity based in Norfolk dedicated to empowering and supporting cancer patients and their loved ones at any stage of their journey, especially those with advanced or incurable cancer and have been given no other options.

We provide information and evidence based guidance to help patients and carers take back control of their cancer by making well informed choices about their treatment options. Star Throwers also supports the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of both patients and carers through complementary therapies such as massage, acupuncture, yoga, and hypnotherapy, as well as counselling and dietary advice to help people cope with the stress, anxiety and debilitating symptoms that cancer and treatments like chemotherapy often bring.

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

Contact Us

If you are affected by cancer or know someone affected by cancer, call us on 01953 423304 for more information on how we can help. One of our friendly volunteers will be able to best direct your call. Alternatively, please email us at info@starthrowers.org.uk

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.