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Four-hour hoop-a-thon raising money for pick-me-up box cancer charity

PUBLISHED: 09:00 17 February 2018 | UPDATED: 09:00 17 February 2018

Oa Hackett from Bawburgh who came up with the idea of Littlelifts after she was diagnosed with primary breast cancer. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

Oa Hackett from Bawburgh who came up with the idea of Littlelifts after she was diagnosed with primary breast cancer. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2017

ARCHANT EASTERN DAILY PRESS (01603) 772434

A four-hour fitness hoop-a-thon is happening today to raise money for a charity which gives pick-me-up boxes to women undergoing cancer treatment.

Powerhoop master trainer Mr Dod will lead the challenge at Open, Norwich, on February 17 where money will be raised for Littlelifts.

The charity was set up by Oa Hackett, from Bawburgh, after she was told she had primary breast cancer in July 2014 - and as part of her therapy had six gruelling rounds of chemotherapy at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).

But the trauma of the treatments was softened, she said, by the support she had from friends and family who would often send her care packages and gifts.

Now her charity gives a pick-me-up box to every woman diagnosed with breast cancer and receiving treatment at the NNUH.

The hoop-a-thon is suitable for all fitness levels. Tickets cost £14 and are available by calling 01603 763111.

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