Sweet Louise at Britomart Project Space

A decade ago, Auckland man Scott Perkins created a foundation that would support those living with incurable breast cancer. Sweet Louise – The Louise Perkins Foundation- is today a charity that’s helped 2,000 women and men to negotiate the final stages of their lives.


New Zealand photographer Nigel Swinn came on board in 2016 to shoot photographic portraits of ten Sweet Louise members, to mark the ten year anniversary of the charity. Some did not survive to see their portraits but their families asked that the images remain in the world, and in Project Space right now you can see Swinn’s photographs of Sweet Louise member Max.

20% of breast cancer cases progress to being incurable
94% of people in Auckland eligible to be registered with Sweet Louise are registered
Sweet Louise is the only New Zealand charity who provide focused support for people and their families living with incurable breast cancer. Sweet Louise provides help with such things as counselling, meal delivery, driving, and wellbeing services such as massage.
A $3 donation can be made to the organisation anytime by texting “Sweet Louise” to the number 4662.



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