Help make 11th Crazy Hats walk the best ever

Hundreds of people taking part in the Crazy Hats Walk at Wicksteed Park last year

Hundreds of people taking part in the Crazy Hats Walk at Wicksteed Park last year

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The volunteers at Crazy Hats are hard at work sending out entry forms for this year’s sponsored walk.

The annual walk, now in its 11th year, is a major fundraiser for the breast cancer charity and the organisers hope to beat all records and get 3,000 people to go along to Wicksteed Park to take part.

The charity’s founder Glennis Hooper said: “With the awful weather it’s perhaps not an ideal time to be thinking about walking but we want to make this year’s event the best ever.

“We’re sending entry forms to groups like the WI and big companies asking them to enter a team.”

One person who is definitely taking part is Miranda Menzies of Kettering, who is a Rosemary Conley diet and fitness consultant.

She said: “I lost my mum to cancer and know it can be a horrible time so the walk is a good chance to do something positive about what can otherwise be a negative thing. And as it’s a local, community charity I feel I should do my bit.

“I’ve been organising a team of people who come to my classes since 2006. The biggest team we’ve ever entered was 160 people and we raise over £3,000 every year. Because we’ve been doing it since 2006 it’s become a bit of a habit and everyone who does it loves it.”

This year’s walk is being held on Sunday, March 24.