Final preparations are being made for this year’s Crazy Hats walk.
Volunteers have been busy putting together goody bags as well as taking delivery of medals, T-shirts and certificates for the 12th walk on Sunday, March 23, at Wicksteed Park.
But none of this would be possible without sponsorship from local companies, including its main sponsor, Avon Cosmetics, who for the eighth year running, has provided money to help stage the event as well as providing items for the goody bags and printed t-shirts for registered walkers.
Andrea Slater, general manager for Avon UK, said: “As a Northamptonshire-based company, Avon is delighted to continue supporting the Crazy Hats Walk.
“For over 20 years Avon has been committed to raising funds for and awareness of a disease that affects the lives of so many women.
“Supporting Crazy Hats means we know we are helping women right on our doorstep who are living with breast cancer, making the partnership a truly special one.
“We look forward to seeing everyone in their crazy hats on Sunday, March 23, and raising as much as we can for this worthy cause.”
Crazy Hats founder Glennis Hooper, of Wellingborough, said: “We are also indebted to the generous support from Wicksteed Park, Bookers, Premier, Weetabix, Whitworths, Wardle and Keach, Big Top Marquees and Northamptonshire Telegraph and to everyone who has worked with us to ensure that the day goes well.
“We are thrilled that Britain’s Got Talent superstar Faryl Smith will be joining us to sing You’ll Never Walk Alone prior to the start of the walk.
“Special thanks are attributed to the many sponsors who provide awards for the various categories and to the dozens of volunteer helpers and committee members who always give 100 per cent.”
She added: “I am confident we will all have a wonderful day and we will be proud to further support more projects at both Kettering and Northampton breast care and oncology units to further enhance breast cancer care in the county when sponsorship money has been submitted and counted.”
How to take part
People can sign up for the walk online or by calling 01933 442999 before Monday, March 17.
People can also register on the day but are advised to get there early to do this.
Wicksteed Park bosses have said the route taken by walkers will be accessible and safe to use despite ongoing work on the park’s lake.