We’re all in the pink for breast cancer month

Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough and Rushden, helps out the women from Asda at their Tickled Pink Campaign stall

Peter Bone, MP for Wellingborough and Rushden, helps out the women from Asda at their Tickled Pink Campaign stall

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Fundraisers across the county have raised thousands of pounds during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to help pay for life-saving work to battle the illness.

The Wellingborough-based Crazy Hats Breast Cancer appeal held a number of events over the last month to raise cash for local cancer services.

Crazy Hats fundraising in the Swansgate centre

Crazy Hats fundraising in the Swansgate centre

Over £1,990 was raised at an event held by the charity at the Swansgate Shopping Centre in Wellingborough on Friday, October 19.

Charity founder Glennis Hooper said: “The support from the public has been great.

“This month we hope to raise more than £10,000. We’ve got a lot of people out doing events for us to raise money.”

Natasha Goodman, of Desborough, had her car covered in breast cancer ribbons and the Crazy Hats logo by Eady Signs to raise awareness of the charities during October.

Nathan Eady, Glennis Hooper, Natasha Goodman and her son Richard, three

Nathan Eady, Glennis Hooper, Natasha Goodman and her son Richard, three

Staff and shoppers at Asda in Rushden have been fundraising for the store’s annual Tickled Pink campaign organised in aid of breast cancer charities this month.

On Sunday, October 21, the shop’s foyer was transformed into a Petticoat Lane-style market, which featured a fundraising raffle with a top prize of five professional cleaners cleaning the winner’s home for a day, a home made cake stall, and paint your own personalised pottery stall. Wellingborough and Rushden MP Peter Bone lent his support for the campaign by stopping by.

Billie Calland, the community life champion at the store, said: “We raised more than £500 on Sunday, and about £1,500 during the campaign so far. Customers have been very generous and we were very grateful to have the support of the local MP.”