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Hoop-a-thon raises hundreds of pounds for breast cancer patients

PUBLISHED: 18:10 17 February 2018 | UPDATED: 16:09 19 February 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

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A breast cancer survivor’s vision to hold a hoop-a-thon fundraiser to help women going through chemotherapy became a reality.

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

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.

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

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.

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Mrs Hackett had the idea of the charity while going through chemotherapy for primary breast cancer at the NNUH in 2014-15.

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

She had the idea of the hoop-a-thon after taking up hooping during her cancer recovery.

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Mrs Hackett, who aims to raise enough money for 60 boxes, said: “That vision has come to life. I’m proud of everyone.”

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

About 85 people took part in the event, led my powerhoop master trainer Mr Dod.

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

Visit www.littlelifts.org.uk

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Organiser Oa Hackett.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Organiser Oa Hackett. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Organiser Oa Hackett.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Organiser Oa Hackett. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts.
Byline: Sonya Duncan
Copyright: Archant 2018A sponsored Hoopathon takes place at Open in Norwich in aid of Little Lifts. Byline: Sonya Duncan Copyright: Archant 2018

All the participants with powerhoop trainer Mr Dod who took part in the four-hour hoop-a-thon for Littlelifts charity at OPEN in Norwich. Picture: RACHEL HOGGAll the participants with powerhoop trainer Mr Dod who took part in the four-hour hoop-a-thon for Littlelifts charity at OPEN in Norwich. Picture: RACHEL HOGG

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