Hoop-a-thon raises hundreds of pounds for breast cancer patients
- Credit: Sonya Duncan
A breast cancer survivor's vision to hold a hoop-a-thon fundraiser to help women going through chemotherapy became a reality.
The four-hour event at Norwich's OPEN venue today was in aid of Littlelifts and the idea of charity founder Oa Hackett, 31, from Bawburgh.
Littlelifts was launched in October 2017 to provide boxes containing practical and treat-based items to 500 women each year undergoing treatment at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) for primary breast cancer.
Mrs Hackett had the idea of the charity while going through chemotherapy for primary breast cancer at the NNUH in 2014-15.
She had the idea of the hoop-a-thon after taking up hooping during her cancer recovery.
Mrs Hackett, who aims to raise enough money for 60 boxes, said: 'That vision has come to life. I'm proud of everyone.'
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About 85 people took part in the event, led my powerhoop master trainer Mr Dod.
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