Northamptonshire charity raises more than £15,000 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Crazy Hats fashion show at the Pemberton Centre in Rushden
The Crazy Hats fashion show at the Pemberton Centre in Rushden
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A county breast cancer charity has had a successful month raising awareness and funds during October.

Crazy Hats, based in Wellingborough, raised more than £16,000 during Breast Cancer Awareness Month by holding stalls at shopping centres across the county, as well as a fashion show and vintage tea party.

Charity founder Glennis Hooper said: “October has been incredibly busy and a very successful month.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed being out with the public in the county’s shopping centres, where the support and generosity has been overwhelming.

“We sincerely thank everyone who came along to see us.

“We are also grateful to schools, companies, medical centres and individuals who have organised pink themed events for Crazy Hats and to everyone who supported our fashion show and our vintage tea party.

“With more donations to come in over £16,000 has currently been raised!

“The fashion show at the Pemberton Centre in Rushden raised £4,200 and the vintage tea party raised £550.00.

“Other donations have been given from cake sales, pink days, and pink themed events all over the county.

“After one weekend off we are ready for a Christmas rush with many events planned for us and by us.”

The next of these is the Christmas hand-made craft fair at the Tithe Barn, Wellingborough, from 10am to 4pm on Saturday, November 28. Admission is free and there will be refreshments on sale.

Shopping centre collection totals

Wellingborough Swansgate £3,354.36 (two collections)

Kettering Newlands £1,443.57

Corby town centre £1,523.73

Northampton Grosvenor £1,454.55

Weston Favell £ 719.95