Glennis Hooper: So proud of Pride in Northants award

Crazy Hats was one of the winners at this year's Pride in Northamptonshire awards
Crazy Hats was one of the winners at this year's Pride in Northamptonshire awards

We have always said we don’t do what we do for accolades.

But we were thrilled to learn that our charity had been nominated to receive an award in this year’s Pride of Northamptonshire Awards; a first for Crazy Hats.

We do what we do because there is a need for it and with most of us having experienced breast cancer in one form or another, it only seems natural to want to support others – patients, carers and the medical teams alike.

It is also human nature to feel excited about the possibility of achieving an award.

So when a large group of us assembled at Wicksteed Park in Kettering to attend the awards ceremony we were delighted to learn we had won the community award, as well as being one of the finalists in the fundraiser of the year category.

This award is an acknowledgement of the people in the community who have stood by us and have supported us so exceptionally well over the past 13 years and of the amazing team behind Crazy Hats.

It is also a tribute to the many, many people we have met whose lives have been affected by breast cancer.

At a very busy time of the year for Crazy Hats this was a great boost – thank you.

The awards night, itself, was humbling as we listened to the stories of other nominees and winners in the varying categories; people from all walks of life who have all done, or given something special of themselves to make the lives of others better, or have made a difference or have shown courage in overcoming difficulties.

The evening made everyone realise just what generous and selfless people exist in our local community and it certainly made us feel proud to be part of it.

Well done and thank you to the sponsors and organisers of the event.