A North Devon charity has teamed up with a Barnstaple jeweler to give a special gift to a cancer patient this Christmas.

ChemoHero is asking people to nominate their very own chemo hero to win a beautiful, bespoke necklace made by James Bishop, of Bishop Jewellery.

Charity founder Lisa Wallis set up the competition in honour of her 36th birthday – marking six years since her initial breast cancer diagnosis.

Lisa initially set up the charity five years ago, gifting ‘boxes of kindness’ to chemotherapy patients in North Devon, after receiving her own treatment.

While she did so, her husband Rob went about designing the logo for the charity, whichnow forms the new necklaces.

The necklace made for ChemoHero. Picture: Andy Casey/Upright PRThe necklace made for ChemoHero. Picture: Andy Casey/Upright PR

The idea behind the giveaway is that anyone who has received, or is receiving, chemotherapy can be nominated to win.

One lucky winner will receive the Fair Trade gift, and it also marks the launch of the new silver ChemoHero necklaces raising money for the charity.

Lisa said: “We have been overwhelmed by James’ support in deciding to make this give away necklace.

“We know that each nomination will be a worthy receiver of it, so that’s going to be the very difficult bit.

“But luckily James has been busy lovingly making us silver necklaces as well, so we hope those who are going through, have gone through, or had a close one receive chemotherapy may want to purchase in support of the ChemoHero.

“I’m also so incredibly proud that my husband’s design of our logo is now on a piece of jewellery.

“Who would have thought that when we thought up ChemoHero five years ago?

“We can not thank James enough for making another dream of ours come to life, we know they are going to be very popular.”

James made the one-of-a-kind,18-carat rose gold, platinum and diamond necklace for the charity.

James estimated the value was around £1,000 and said: “We have always supported lots of local charities and Lisa has an infectious happiness that just made us want to do something.”

Nominate your chemo hero by December 18 for them to be in with a chance of winning here.