£5,000 prize to provide further 'littlelifts' to cancer patients in the UK

Oa Hackett, founder of littlelifts with the chemotherapy box. 

Oa Hackett, founder of littlelifts with the chemotherapy box. - Credit: Katherine Mager

Tailored gift boxes produced by a Norwich breast cancer charity to help boost patients during treatment have won it a £5,000 prize.

littlelifts has seen a surge in demand for its boxes from across the country, which are packed with items to help alleviate the side effects from chemotherapy and radiotherapy and boost patients' wellbeing. 

littlelift has won £5,000 towards it kindness fund

Jill Ward with the littlelift box, which has won the charity a further £5,000 to distribute a further 75 boxes to patients outside of East Anglia. - Credit: Katherine Mager

Insurance firm Ansvar has awarded the Norwich-based charity £5,000 from its £25,000 prize pot to help broaden its reach outside of East Anglia.

The littlelifts boxes contain items to help patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. 

The littlelifts boxes contain items to help patients undergoing chemotherapy and radiotherapy. - Credit: James Rouse Photography

The boxes have been sent to more than 230 people nationwide and the funding is set to provide boxes for a further 75. 

The charity was founded by Oa Hackett, who was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 28.

Kay Phoenix, of littlelifts, said: “Apart from helping to ease side effects of invasive cancer treatments, another aspect is the sense of solidarity people feel when they open a box – that someone else has been through this experience and these items have helped.”