Prime Minister praises Wellingborough’s Crazy Lady

Glennis Hooper meets the Prime Minister David Cameron with Thomas Pursglove
Glennis Hooper meets the Prime Minister David Cameron with Thomas Pursglove

The Prime Minister has described the founder of the Crazy Hats charity as an ‘inspirational figure’ with her work to improve breast cancer care in the county.

David Cameron heaped praise on Glennis Hooper of Wellingborough, fondly known as the Crazy Lady, after meeting her at 10, Downing Street earlier this year.

Speaking afterwards, Mr Cameron said: “I was delighted to have Glennis in to Downing Street earlier this year.

“The £2 million raised in twelve years is an extraordinary achievement and has allowed Crazy Hats to offer invaluable help and care to breast cancer sufferers.

“She is an inspirational figure and Northamptonshire should be very proud of the work that she does.”

Tom Pursglove, the Conservative candidate for Corby and East Northamptonshire, arranged for Miss Hooper’s visit to London to meet Mr Cameron and said: “The Prime Minister’s words really show the mark Glennis made during her trip to Downing Street.

“Crazy Hats and Glennis have supported so many people in Northamptonshire affected by breast cancer.

“It was a privilege to have helped with the visit for a true community champion.”

Miss Hooper set up the Crazy Hats appeal after being diagnosed with breast cancer.

She successfully beat the disease but has gone on to help raise nearly £2m to improve breast cancer care for patients across the county.

For more information about the charity go to www.crazyhatsbreastcancerappeal.co.uk.