Crazy Lady from Wellingborough meets the Prime Minister

Glennis Hooper and Thomas Pursglove at 10, Downing Street
Glennis Hooper and Thomas Pursglove at 10, Downing Street

Crazy Hats founder Glennis Hooper has met the Prime Minister to share her vision for breast cancer care in Northamptonshire.

Miss Hooper from Wellingborough was invited to meet David Cameron at Number 10 Downing Street on Wednesday as part of a reception for people who have undertaken outstanding work for their community by Tom Pursglove, the Conservative Parliamentary candidate for Corby and East Northamptonshire.

He nominated Glennis for the extraordinary work she and the Crazy Hats team does for breast cancer sufferers and their families in the county as part of his Listening to Corby and East Northamptonshire campaign.

He said: “I was delighted to be able to nominate Glennis for this prestigious reception in Downing Street.

“Over the last 12 years, the Crazy Hats charity has raised an extraordinary amount of money for breast cancer care in Northamptonshire.

“They have been excellent at providing pastoral care for breast cancer sufferers.

“I know from personal experience just how kind, understanding and sympathetic Glennis and her dedicated team were to a close family friend, who sadly lost her battle with this dreadful disease, after a long and brave fight.”

Glennis, who was successfully treated for breast cancer herself, said: “Our dream is to create a ‘breast cancer haven’ in Northamptonshire.

“Cancer services, generally, in the county, are very, very, limited.

“What I want to see is a facility where sufferers can pop in for a coffee and a chat and feel welcomed.

“Often it is just a kind word or a chat that is so desperately needed.

“I intend to press the Prime Minister for any help he might be able to give.”

For more information about Crazy Hats and its work to improve breast cancer care at Kettering and Northampton hospitals, visit the website at www.crazyhatsbreastcancerappeal.co.uk.