Events like these are an absolute privilege for us to host. Being able to see our incredible models being cheered on and feeling empowered is very moving. Our wonderful models offered to take part, many of them felt out of their comfort zones and nervous before they walked the runway. So, to see them glowing, smiling and feeling confident during and after the show was amazing. Our models commented on how fantastic our guests were, creating an environment full of love for when our models hit the runway. This event was a lovely opportunity for our community to be championed whilst seeing the impact our small but mighty charity makes. We are so fortunate to be able to do events that bring our community together and are continuously so grateful for everyone’s support.
Following quotes are from our wonderful models who are either beneficiaries or family of beneficiaries:
‘Whilst nervously waiting for my first radiotherapy session I was given the lovely distraction of my Little Lifts Box. I was really moved by such a thoughtful gift. I love supporting Little Lifts as everyone is kind, caring and supportive.’ – Kara
‘I was diagnosed with cancer in February and it feels like your world totally collapses in on you. To receive this Box meant so much to me, it felt like I wasn’t alone and that there were people out there who had been through it as well. Inside the Box, there is so much that you don’t even realise you’re going to need when you are going through chemotherapy. Little Lifts is an amazing charity, it reaches out and hugs so many people going through breast cancer. I’m doing the fashion show today just to give a little bit back to them and hopefully they raise lots of money for their amazing charity.’ – Kat
‘I was diagnosed with primary breast cancer when I was 35 weeks pregnant with my son, I had him at 37 weeks and then when he was 4 weeks old I was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer.
When I first received my Box I was too overwhelmed by everything that was going on and I didn’t feel able to open it. I put it under the sofa for 2 to 3 weeks… I didn’t have the bandwidth to deal with my breast cancer, I had just had a baby and was as focused on that as much as I could be.
When I did it was just full of lovely things and lovely treats. I got a bit overwhelmed and cried, but it was really lovely.’ – Gemma
‘When I opened the Box it was a really lovely gift, it was like opening a Christmas stocking on Christmas morning that you hadn’t expected. Loads of really beautiful products and just so nice to think that somebody had thought about me.’ – Sascha
‘Volunteering at Little Lifts has been like therapy for me as it’s helped me share my experience with other people and hear their stories too, also made some lovely new friendships with the team and volunteers. Little Lifts is a loving and caring charity, BIG HUG IN A BOX.’ – Bex
‘We love supporting Little Lifts, they are a charity that fit very much within our ethos and our values. When I first met Shopie and Oa they were such warm and lovely people and so passionate about their cause. We wanted to get involved and now have been for over 4 years. We enjoyed taking on the Challenge 250 event, it has been fantastic and we have had a great result.
I am inspired… I am inspired by the people I have met here that I am now about to do the catwalk with. You hear their stories and really think why should I get nervous, they have all been through such a journey and tough time, they are so brave to get out and take part in a catwalk. There are various stages of breast cancer that they have been diagnosed with and we want to do as much as we can for them.’ – John, Saxon Air
‘Having lost my wife and a daughter to breast cancer, I am happy to help anyone suffering some of the trauma cancer causes to an individual or family. I know from personal experience what a Little Lifts Box can do to support a cancer sufferer. What I personally am able to do is but a small contribution to the enormous efforts of the Little Lifts Team in spreading a little joy to people finding themselves in a very dark place and hoping to shed a measure of light at a life changing time.’ – Graham