Crazy Hats founder to meet David Cameron

Glennis Hooper is to meet Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street

Glennis Hooper is to meet Prime Minister David Cameron at Downing Street

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The founder of Wellingborough breast cancer charity Crazy Hats is getting ready to take her campaign to Downing Street.

Glennis Hooper has been invited to meet Prime Minister David Cameron on Wednesday.

She plans to press for support for the charity’s bid to find new premises so it can offer more support to local people with breast cancer.

The charity has raised almost £2m since its launch in 2002, and Glennis said: “The main thing is to get the ball rolling for the next 12 years of the charity.

“We provide a service one morning a week and we are absolutely squashed. There’s nowhere private to take people if they are upset. My feeling is that such a service is required every day of the week.

“People need this outlet away from hospital. It’s something different, it’s caring for people who are going through trauma.

“We have worked hard, we have got a great team on board, but we are asking for a bit of help to take the charity forward and take breast cancer care forward.

“I am quite excited to be going to Downing Street, it’s an honour. I just hope it’s not wasted, or falls on deaf ears.”

Wellingborough councillor Tom Pursglove, who paid tribute to the charity’s work, helped arrange for Glennis to meet the Prime Minister.