Where your money goes

Welcome to your local charity at the heart of Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, supporting the best health care for all our patients.

We are dedicated to using your donations and your support to make a difference to patients, visitors and staff at our hospitals. This can be by providing

Life-saving equipment and new technology

Investing in our staff


Patients and their families

All of the money we raise through donations and fundraising is invested in our NHS Trust. The Trust is made up of your local hospitals – N&N Hospital, the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital and Cromer Hospital.


Charity Grants

As a Charity, we aim to maximise the amount available for us to spend on our charitable activities.  In 2021-22 94p from every £1 was spent on lifesaving equipment and new technology, enhancing the patient environment, supporting our NHS Trust’s staff and funding research.  Only 6p from every £1 was spent on raising funds.

At the end of the 2021-22 financial year, we had £4.3m committed to support projects across our NHS Trust.  Thanks to the donations we receive, we are able to support a huge variety of projects.  Some are in excess of £1m, while others are much more modest but still have a huge impact for the staff and patients who benefit.

Some of the grants we have been able to award, thanks to your support, include:

  • £100k towards a new training centre, to help NNUH staff learn and develop, improving the care offered to NHS patients
  • £60k to make the new Children’s Theatres more visually appealing for patients being treated
  • £264k to support additional training opportunities for over 400 staff members
  • £65k to support the latest medical developments using AR and VR medical technology
  • £16k towards a ground-breaking research project working on development and testing of a simple test for Prostate Cancer

The reports below detail the impact made by some of the projects we have been able to fund, thanks to the incredible support from our local community:

N&N Hospitals Charity Annual Report 2020 – 21

N&N Hospitals Charity Annual Report 2019 – 20

N&N Hospitals Charity Q2 Impact Report 2022


We are always incredibly grateful when people remember us in their Will and we work very hard to ensure that funds left to us through a legacy are used to make a real difference to patient care. Here are some of the ways legacies have been used:

£571,000 from Marjorie Lockett’s legacy will be used to fund the running costs of a mobile cancer unit for three years, to get the service up and running;

£359,000 from a legacy left to us by Sidney Grout was part of our £1m contribution towards the purchase of a second surgical robot;

£180,000 from the legacy of Dorothy Sellick enabled the purchase of two new Echocardiography machines;

£600,000 from Andrew Kemp’s legacy will be used to create additional facilities for renal patients in the Jack Pryor Unit;

Much of the £1.8m grant for development of the Davison Unit at Cromer Hospital came from various legacies, including £400,000 from the £1m legacy from Douglas de Bootman.

North Norfolk Macmillan Centre

A ground-breaking £4.85million cancer centre which will bring treatment and support services closer to home for thousands of people has officially opened

The North Norfolk Macmillan Centre at Cromer and District Hospital has been built as part of the local healthcare trust’s response to predictions that demand for local cancer services could increase by more than 200 per cent over ten years.

Even without the prospect of rising demand, there had long been a case for slashing travel time for people who were often making tiring and time-consuming journeys to Norwich to receive specialist care.

http://The new North Norfolk Macmillan Centre – YouTube

There was much cause for celebration then, when local dignitaries and senior representatives of the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (NNUH) and Macmillan Cancer Support descended on the state-of-the-art centre for a small, official opening ceremony, ahead of a community open day for the public on Saturday 16th October.

NNUH Chairman David White and Macmillan Chief Operating Officer Simon Phillips addressed guests including Duncan Baker, the MP for North Norfolk, before cutting a ceremonial ribbon and joining clinician-led tours of the bright and airy centre, which incorporates an original 1930s hospital block formerly known as the Davison Unit.

Attendees learnt how the new centre would transform the provision of cancer care in the region, with three new clinic rooms and two minor procedure rooms allowing Cromer Hospital to offer an additional 10,000 outpatient appointments annually as well as more space for cancer diagnostics.

Patients receiving cancer treatment in one of the centre’s five new chemotherapy chairs – which have capacity to treat up to 30 people a day – can sit in the garden-courtyard at the heart of the unit, taking in the murals and plants whilst they wait for their appointment.

Funding for the centre, was provided jointly by Macmillan Cancer Support (£2.2m), the Norfolk & Norwich Hospitals Charity (£1.8m) and the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, whilst a donation of £600,000 from the Cromer Community & Hospital Friends has been used to purchase equipment.

Sam Higginson, NNUH Chief Executive, says: “We’d like to say thank you to our charity partners and the local community for all the support we have received in making this cancer centre come to fruition in the teeth of a pandemic. It’s a remarkable achievement by all concerned and will benefit patients in North Norfolk for years to come.”

“We would also like to thank the family of Douglas de Bootman. Mr de Bootman left £1m in his estate to the N&N Hospitals Charity and to mark his generous donation we have plans to develop the garden area behind the centre which will become the de Bootman Garden.”

AdamWhere your money goes