A Gift To Lift

A charity very close to our hearts.

A Gift To Lift is a charity which was set up by Alex Hopwood in 2014. Alex worked for Priesthills for several years and made many close friends here. 


Alex was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia in September 2013, aged 22, her selfless nature soon shone through when she created A Gift to Lift which supports others battling with blood cancer. Alex started by creating and selling handmade gifts, that were designed to provide a little lift to anyone in need of one, and all money raised is to help and support blood cancer patients.

After receiving chemotherapy, radiotherapy and two bone marrow transplants, Alex lost her battle with cancer on the 15th December 2014.

Alex wanted to make sure A Gift to Lift continued to raise money to support blood cancer patients, she assigned close friends and family to take on the roles as trustees of the charity. The charity continues to grant wishes for blood cancer patients, donate towards blood cancer research and to reach Alex's long term aim of buying a holiday home in Norfolk so patients can spend quality time with their loved ones. 

Here at Priesthills we have supported the charity since Alex created it in 2013 and we often have open days, charity events and take part in and host fundraising events for the charity. Gemma and Samy sit on the charity's committee and help to plan and run the charity's events. Recently we have opened our butterfly garden within the nursery grounds to remember Alex. Claire has completed two lengthy bike rides to raise money for the charity- read about it here. 

We will continue to support A Gift to Lift and raise money for this incredible charity, if you want to keep up to date with open days or events being held please take a look at our blog. 

For any more information on the charity, please visit there website: