Busy October for breast cancer care fundraisers

Pink day at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, Wellingborough, for Crazy Hats
Pink day at Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, Wellingborough, for Crazy Hats

Shoppers have helped raise £3,750 during October to help improve care for breast cancer patients.

Breast Cancer Awareness Month has been a busy one for the Crazy Hats team, including fundraising events at shopping centres across the county.

Generous shoppers helped raise £1,958 at the Swansgate Centre in Wellingborough, £949 in Corby town centre and £848 at Kettering’s Newlands Centre.

Glennis Hooper, founder of the Wellingborough-based charity, said: “Another Breast Cancer Awareness Month is officially over, but our work goes on as we believe that every month of the year is an awareness month knowing the cases of diagnosed breast cancer are so high.

“With Crazy Hats now in its 13th year we have met hundreds and thousands of people from across the county whose lives have been affected by breast cancer, either as a patient, family member, loved one, friend or carer.

“We have organised hundreds of events, attended many events and done many crazy things to raise hundreds of thousands of pounds to enhance all aspects of breast cancer care in Northamptonshire.

“A huge thank you to everyone – we love being out and about selling our wares and being able to meet so many people knowing that, in our small way, we are making a difference and that standards of breast cancer care in the county are remaining as high as we can possibly make them.”

Students go pink for Crazy Hats

Sixth form students from Wellingborough’s Sir Christopher Hatton Academy held their annual week of fundraising for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Their efforts, including cake sales, a pink themed mufti-day and games of dodgeball between staff and pupils, helped raise £1,100 for Crazy Hats.

Headteacher Victoria Bishop said: “These students are such a credit to the school, I am very proud of them.”

Head girl Charlotte Moloney said: “It’s been lots of fun. It’s like a community coming together and raising money for a good cause.”