Busy month of fundraising ahead for Wellingborough’s Crazy Hats team

The Crazy Hats team will be busy during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

The Crazy Hats team will be busy during Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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Fundraisers from Crazy Hats will be out in force over the next four weeks to raise money and awareness during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The Wellingborough-based charity has a busy calendar coming up, starting at the Swansgate Shopping Centre in Wellingborough tomorrow (Friday).

The new pin badge will be launched at tomorrow's event

The new pin badge will be launched at tomorrow's event

This year is the charity’s 15th anniversary and it will be launching its new pin badge at tomorrow’s event.

The charity will also have a selection of merchandise, including t-shirts, new packs of Christmas cards, pink merchandise and a pink tombola with a range of prizes.

In 2015, the Crazy Hats team raised more than £3,340 at the Swansgate thanks to the generosity of shoppers.

Glennis Hooper, executive fundraiser and founder of Crazy Hats, said: “The team from the Crazy Hats breast cancer charity are really looking forward to being back at Swansgate this week, to launch our brand new pin badge to celebrate our 15th anniversary.

“With Breast Cancer Awareness Month starting on October 1, we will also be on hand to talk to people who have concerns or who simply want to talk.

“Proceeds of the day will be used to boost our funds in working towards providing a designated breast cancer support centre for Northamptonshire – a facility that is desperately needed.

“We look forward to seeing everyone, thanking them in anticipation for supporting Crazy Hats.”

Lindsay Tickner, the Swansgate’s centre manager, said: “We are thrilled to welcome Crazy Hats to Swansgate again this Autumn and support them as Breast Cancer Awareness Month arrives.

“Their hard work and support is vital within our local community, and the charity is always fantastically welcomed by our shoppers.”

As well as visiting the Swansgate in Wellingborough, the Crazy Hats team will be at the Newlands Shopping Centre in Kettering on Saturday, October 8, Weston Favell Shopping Centre in Northampton on Saturday, October 15, and Corby town centre on Saturday, October 22.

Founded in 2001, Crazy Hats has been raising money and supporting those affected by breast cancer in the county for 15 years, with the fundraising total now standing at more than £2 million.

The money goes towards improving breast cancer care for patients at both Kettering and Northampton general hospitals.

For more information about the charity, click here