About 100 ladies from Rosemary Conley diet and fitness classes in Northamptonshire have signed up to take part in the Crazy Hats walk this month.
Group leader Miranda Menzies said all of the class members who had signed up were looking forward to taking part in the annual walk, which will celebrate its 10th year this year.
The Wellingborough-based charity is to hold its ﬂagship event on Sunday, March 18, at Wicksteed Park in Kettering.
Mrs Menzies, who will be leading the pre-walk warm-up with an exercise routine on the day, said: “They are really excited, they can’t wait. Most of them have previously done the walk so they know what to expect.
“We have won the biggest team award on three or four occasions so we are hoping to get it again this year.
“Crazy Hats is a local charity, it has a direct impact on the local community and I think it’s up to us local people to support it.”
Mrs Menzies said her team usually raises more than £3,000 and was hoping to do so again this year.
Crazy Hats founder Glennis Hooper said preparations for the walk were going well. Although late entries are accepted on the day of the walk, Miss Hooper is urging people to sign-up in advance to help make the planning easier for the charity.
She is also encouraging people to not let the fact that the walk falls on Mother’s Day put them off from taking part.
Miss Hooper said: “Perhaps delay the Mother’s Day dinner to teatime, celebrate later in the day feeling good that you have done something to help other people.”
She said she hoped people would sign-up and come along to help create a good atmosphere on the day.
The deadline for entries is Sunday, March 11. For more details, call the Crazy Hats office on 01933 442999.