Help improve breast cancer care in Northants by supporting Crazy Hats walk

The Crazy Hats walk is taking place at Wicksteed Park on Sunday (April 2)

The Crazy Hats walk is taking place at Wicksteed Park on Sunday (April 2)

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Wicksteed Park will be awash with crazy hats this weekend as a charity returns for its biggest fundraiser of the year.

The annual Crazy Hats walk returns to the Kettering park on Sunday (April 2) with organisers hoping as many people as possible will join them for it.

All money raised by the event will go towards improving breast cancer care in the county

All money raised by the event will go towards improving breast cancer care in the county

Hundreds of people have already signed up for the five-mile fundraiser, which starts at 10.30am and will help raise thousands of pounds to go towards improving breast cancer care at Kettering and Northampton general hospitals.

But even if you haven’t registered already, people can still get involved by turning up on the day.

Crazy Hats founder Glennis Hooper said: “We are looking forward to yet another wonderful event.”

Since Glennis launched the charity in 2001, it has raised more than £2.3 million.

Crazy Hats supports all aspects of breast cancer care in the county with a small percentage of funds being given to Leicester Royal Infirmary.

The majority of money raised has been spent on projects in the breast care and oncology departments at Kettering and Northampton hospitals to buy many items of equipment and resources to maintain and enhance facilities.

It is hoped that each of these items will ensure that every patient’s breast cancer journey is as comfortable as it can be and that standards of care in the county remain high.

As well as funding projects for the hospitals, the charity also has its own weekly support and therapy service at its base in Wellingborough.

This year’s event will be the 15th sponsored walk and late entries will be accepted on the day.

Anyone wishing to sign up for this year’s walk can register online or pop into the office in Sanders Road on the Finedon Road industrial estate to register.

Dogs are welcome to take part in the walk with their owners, but they must be on leads.

While the walk starts at 10.30am, there will be a warm-up shortly beforehand and the now traditional singing of You’ll Never Walk Alone so walkers are advised to get to the park in good time.

For more information about the charity or to register online, click here