Hats off to Crazy Hats supporters

The 'Mayor of Kettering Youth Group award was won by Burton Latimer Guides, presented by former mayor Keli Watts
The 'Mayor of Kettering Youth Group award was won by Burton Latimer Guides, presented by former mayor Keli Watts

Supporters of the Crazy Hats breast cancer charity have been thanked for their efforts at a special awards ceremony.

The event, held at Wicksteed Park in Kettering, was hosted by the county charity’s founder Glennis Hooper and was a celebration of all those who took part in the charity’s fundraising walk at the park last month.

It was also a chance to mark a forthcoming milestone as the charity is just a few thousand pounds away from hitting the £2 million mark in its 13-year fundraising total.

During the evening there was a chance to see pictures of the walk and a video in which supporters explained why they wanted to take part and urging the charity on to break through the £2m barrier and beyond.

Although on one level the awards handed out were for the silly and outlandish hats that people created to wear on the fundraising walk, it was actually a chance to thank the supporters, many of who have been affected by cancer and who spoke movingly during the evening about their reasons for taking part.

It was also a chance to thank the many people involved in making the walk possible including Wicksteed Park itself and members of the Rotary Club.

Adult craziest hat winner Vicky Kirk, presented by Anne Billings

Adult craziest hat winner Vicky Kirk, presented by Anne Billings

During the night Glennis paid tribute to the work carried out in breast cancer care in the area. She said: “As a charity we want to ensure standards remain high. We never know who is next.

“We are a little charity and we are very proud and we want to acknowledge the support we have had over the years.”

AWARD WINNERS

Northants Telegraph, craziest hat (five to 16-year-olds):

The Corke family (The Take Twos)  winners of the largest family group, which was  sponsored by Jack Warwick represented by Lloyd Woodhouse with daughters Florence and Minnie

The Corke family (The Take Twos) winners of the largest family group, which was sponsored by Jack Warwick represented by Lloyd Woodhouse with daughters Florence and Minnie

Nancy Beattie

DB Print, adult’s craziest hat:

Vicky Kirk

Mayor of Kettering Youth group:

Youngest 'walker' Andy Todd award presented by Sandra Angus to Jamie and Aimee Raines with their son Finlay Raines, 11 weeks

Youngest 'walker' Andy Todd award presented by Sandra Angus to Jamie and Aimee Raines with their son Finlay Raines, 11 weeks

Burton Latimer Guides

Jack Warwick largest family group:

Take Twos

Andy Todd youngest ‘walker’:

Finlay Raines (aged 11 weeks)

Michael Page craziest hat:
(under fives): Oakley Clark

Glennis Hooper presents the Maime Hooper team award for the craziest hats to the Winsell Wanderers

Glennis Hooper presents the Maime Hooper team award for the craziest hats to the Winsell Wanderers

AO Copy largest school team:

Studfall School

Elizabeth Parker largest company team:

Miranda’s

Mamie Hooper team with craziest hats:

Winsall Walkers

Harry Botting largest friends group:

Loulabelle’s Lovelies

Shoesmith’s oldest walker: 
Mr E Hayes (aged 83)

Rotary Club dog with the craziest hat:

Buddy

Avon largest medical team:

The Breast Screening Department at Kettering General Hospital

Jean Botting presents the Harry Botting award for largest friends group Loulabelle's Lovelies

Jean Botting presents the Harry Botting award for largest friends group Loulabelle's Lovelies

Winner of the Rotary Club dog with craziest hat award winner Buddy with Tony Robbs (vice president Ketteing Rotary), Hannah Shawley and Julie Martin

Winner of the Rotary Club dog with craziest hat award winner Buddy with Tony Robbs (vice president Ketteing Rotary), Hannah Shawley and Julie Martin

Dr Roy Mathew presents the Avon largest health care team to KGH Breast Care Team

Dr Roy Mathew presents the Avon largest health care team to KGH Breast Care Team