Crazy walk is fun for all the family

Barbara Duggan, Lorraine Mahoney and her daughter Michelle
Barbara Duggan, Lorraine Mahoney and her daughter Michelle

Michelle Mahoney and her team of six ladies will be helping to make the 10th annual Crazy Hats walk – which takes place on Mother’s Day – a family affair.

Miss Mahoney, of Islip, will be taking part in the walk with her mum Lorraine and her godmother Barbara Duggan.

They will be joined by Barbara’s sister-in-law Angela Jackman and her daughter Kayleigh Richardson, as well as Lorraine’s work colleague Sally Scanlon and her daughter Emma.

The seven are among thousands set to turn out for the walk, which will take place on Sunday, March 18, at Wicksteed Park in Kettering.

Miss Mahoney, 27, is a veteran of the fundraising walk and said she always enjoys making a crazy hat and taking part.

She said the cause was close to her heart because her nans Connie Mahoney and Yvonne Bridges had both fought breast cancer.

Miss Mahoney said: “This is my sixth or seventh walk, I just think it’s a really good day and the atmosphere is good.

“I love it. I do usually wear a hat, I have done an Easter bonnet and last year I had my Guinness hat with leprechauns on it.

“This year I am hoping to do one for the Queen’s Jubilee so I am hoping to do something with a bit of bling and diamonds on it.”

Miss Mahoney said she would urge others to take part in the walk and back Crazy Hats as she feels the Wellingborough-based charity is an important local cause. She said: “It makes people aware of breast cancer and with it being in Northamptonshire, it helps local people, that’s what I like about it.

“If the weather is good as well it’s always good to have a walk, and having a walk around Wicksteed Park is lovely.”

Admission for the walk is £5.50 for adults, £4 for under 16s, and children aged under 11 must be accompanied by an adult. For more information call 01933 442999.