Total raised by Crazy Hats walk in Kettering now stands at more than £60,000

The family of the late Tania Beck who, for the second year running, won the Holistic Ways Shield presented by Crazy Hats
The family of the late Tania Beck who, for the second year running, won the Holistic Ways Shield presented by Crazy Hats

Walkers are continuing to send in sponsorship with the amount raised at this year’s Crazy Hats walk now topping £60,000.

The 14th Crazy Hats walk held at Wicksteed Park in March saw more than 2,000 people wearing hats of all shapes and sizes in support of the Wellingborough-based breast cancer charity.

Glennis Hooper, founder of the charity which raises money to improve breast cancer care at Kettering and Northampton general hospitals, said: “Life at Crazy Hats has been particularly busy and productive over the past few weeks.

“Our walk total currently stands at £61,500, which is brilliant, and with many saying they have yet to send their money in, the total looks to rise.

“Our thanks go to everyone who has contributed to this amazing amount with special thanks to the family of the late Tania Beck who, for the second year running, won the Holistic Ways Shield - raising £2,399.23.

“Special thanks also to Su’s FitSteps who, again for the second year running, won the Millies Café Award for the team raising the highest amount.

Wilby Working Men's Club has been raising money for Crazy Hats

Wilby Working Men's Club has been raising money for Crazy Hats

“Su’s team of 60-plus bunnies raised a staggering £3,378.19.”

The money raised by the walk will be put towards a new venue for the charity, which is currently based on the Finedon Road industrial estate in Wellingborough but has outgrown its premises.

The charity’s dream is to find somewhere where they can open a purpose-built breast cancer haven for county patients.

But while they are looking to the future, the charity’s day-to-day diary remains busy with people wanting to show their support and offering to hold fundraisers.

One of the recent fundraisers for Crazy Hats

One of the recent fundraisers for Crazy Hats

Looking back at recent events, Glennis said: “At Wilby Working Men’s Club, Karl, Lee and Rooney bared all and had their chests and backs waxed to raise funds and Lesley, who is receiving treatment for breast cancer, had her head shaved prior to losing her hair through chemotherapy.

“Together, with great support, they were able to raise £1,779.45.

“A coffee morning at Wollaston Methodist Church was organised by volunteer Marion Neale and friends and after a lovely morning almost £300 was raised.

“These are busy times too with all the many carnivals and fetes where Crazy Hats are present and having fun with the public.”

One of the recent fundraisers for Crazy Hats

One of the recent fundraisers for Crazy Hats

This weekend saw members of the Crazy Hats team at Wellingborough carnival and Hollowell steam rally.

Anyone who would like to hold a fundraiser for Crazy Hats or wants more details about the charity can call 01933 442999 or click here