Media Release

Comfort boxes to provide littlelifts to breast cancer patients

A special gift will be given to women who are undergoing chemotherapy treatment for primary breast cancer treatment thanks to a Norfolk charity.

Mrs Oa Hackett came up with the idea of providing Comfort Boxes through her littlelifts charity after receiving gifts from family and friends during her own treatment for breast cancer.

Oa is now working with The Queen Elizabeth Hospital to offer Comfort Boxes to women who are undergoing treatment for primary breast cancer.

The Comfort Boxes can include soft tooth brushes, sleeping mask, lolly moulds, a water bottle, treats, chilli flakes, creams and a plant.

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Oa said: “littlelifts has been my way of dealing with my diagnosis but it has become something really special and is touching the lives of so many women.

“Every woman’s experience of a breast cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy treatment is different. The feedback we have received from Nurses and Oncology Teams is that by handing out the Comfort Boxes after the chemotherapy planning meeting really lifts things.

“We are already working with the Norfolk and Norwich, James Paget and Ipswich Hospital so we are extremely pleased to also be working with the QEH.”

Senior Breast Care Specialist nurse Angela Holford said: “We are grateful to littlelifts to be offering the Comfort Boxes to our patients as they are going to give them such a boost. This is such a positive thing to be involved with.”

                                                          —ENDS—

 Pictured from left are: Oa Hackett, Angela Holford, Consultant Dr Nicola Ainsworth and charity trustee and chair  Katrina Archer Rand

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