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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!"

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Star Throwers
30 Melton Road
Norfolk NR18 0DB

01953 423304


Centre is open Monday - Friday 10am to 4pm

Registered Charity in England & Wales
Number: 1162237

Star Throwers - Caring for people affected by Cancer



Would you like to make a difference to a well-regarded local cancer charity? Star Throwers are looking for new Trustees with a range of skills to help govern and develop the charity.

What are Trustees?
Trustees are volunteers that have the overall responsibility for governing the charity. They:

  • ensure that the charity is carrying out its purposes for the public benefit for which it is set up for, and no other purpose
  • ensure the charity is complying with the charity's constitution
  • ensure the charity is complying with the law
  • manage the charity's resources (money, premises, staff) responsibly
  • ensure the charity is accountable to its supporters, service users and the general public
  • work with the other Trustees to prepares and submit the Annual Accounts and Annual Report to The Charity Commission

The new Trustees will be joining Star Throwers at a very exciting period of growth and will find that they are contributing towards making a tangible positive difference to the lives of people affected by cancer. 

The most important quality for a Trustee to have is to be as passionate as we are about empowering cancer patients and their loved ones through personalised advice and holistic support. 

We hope to attract a board of Trustees that, combined, cover these range of skills / experience:

  • Previous Trustee experience
  • Awareness and understanding of charity law
  • Background in HR / Employment law
  • Financial background, especially in charity finances
  • Fundraising background
  • Business background
  • Marketing / PR background
  • Experience in or with the medical field, especially oncology

Legal minimum requirements to be a Trustee
- You must be at least 16 years old
- You must not be disqualified under the Charities Act, including if you are disqualified as a company director, have an unspent conviction, are undischarged bankrupt, or have been removed as a trustee from another charity due to misconduct or mismanagement
- You must be a fit and proper person
- You must be able to pass a DBS check

How to apply
If you are interested in becoming a Trustee, please email us on info@starthrowers.org.uk providing a summary of your background and experience and why you would like to become a Star Throwers Trustee.