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

The Little Lifts comfort box is the idea of Oa Hackett from Bawburgh who came up with the idea after

The Little Lifts comfort box is the idea of Oa Hackett from Bawburgh who came up with the idea after she was diagnosed with primary breast cancer.Byline: Sonya DuncanCopyright: Archant 2017 - Credit: Sonya Duncan

A four-hour fitness hoop-a-thon will be held 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).

MORE: Pick-me-up boxes for those undergoing breast cancer treatment rolled out at Norwich hospitalBut 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 at bit.ly/2B1BtRP or call 01603 763111.


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