Bookers of Wellingborough raise cash for Crazy Hats

Staff from Booker in Wellingborough presenting money to the Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal
Staff from Booker in Wellingborough presenting money to the Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal
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Staff at a Wellingborough firm have turned 12 months of fundraising into more than £27,000 for charity.

Crazy Hats was chosen as Bookers’ charity of the year for 2013 and following a series of fundraisers, they presented a cheque last week.

They even managed to raise a few more pounds after writing out the cheque, meaning they actually handed over more than £27,000.

Glennis Hooper said: “Throughout the year staff at Bookers organised so many different fundraising events, many of which we attended and thoroughly enjoyed.

“We truly thank them for all their hard work and unstinting support and enthusiasm over the year.

“We have learned a lot from them and now consider them as true friends of the charity.

“The amount raised will be used to support agreed projects at Kettering General Hospital.”

Fundraisers were also in action last weekend when tea and cakes were served at Hillside Nursery’s open day in Finedon.

It was organised by Pat Hyde, who is cousin to owners Jane and Joe Chamberlain and a Crazy Hats committee member, and raised £1,483.70.

Miss Hooper said: “It was extremely well attended and supported by the public, with so many people having made and donated cakes.”