Supporters of the Crazy Hats breast cancer charity have been thanked for their efforts at a special awards ceremony.
The event, held at Wicksteed Park in Kettering, was hosted by the county charity’s founder Glennis Hooper and was a celebration of all those who took part in the charity’s fundraising walk at the park last month.
It was also a chance to mark a forthcoming milestone as the charity is just a few thousand pounds away from hitting the £2 million mark in its 13-year fundraising total.
During the evening there was a chance to see pictures of the walk and a video in which supporters explained why they wanted to take part and urging the charity on to break through the £2m barrier and beyond.
Although on one level the awards handed out were for the silly and outlandish hats that people created to wear on the fundraising walk, it was actually a chance to thank the supporters, many of who have been affected by cancer and who spoke movingly during the evening about their reasons for taking part.
It was also a chance to thank the many people involved in making the walk possible including Wicksteed Park itself and members of the Rotary Club.
During the night Glennis paid tribute to the work carried out in breast cancer care in the area. She said: “As a charity we want to ensure standards remain high. We never know who is next.
“We are a little charity and we are very proud and we want to acknowledge the support we have had over the years.”
Northants Telegraph, craziest hat (five to 16-year-olds):
DB Print, adult’s craziest hat:
Mayor of Kettering Youth group:
Burton Latimer Guides
Jack Warwick largest family group:
Andy Todd youngest ‘walker’:
Finlay Raines (aged 11 weeks)
Michael Page craziest hat: (under fives): Oakley Clark
AO Copy largest school team:
Elizabeth Parker largest company team:
Mamie Hooper team with craziest hats:
Harry Botting largest friends group:
Shoesmith’s oldest walker: Mr E Hayes (aged 83)
Rotary Club dog with the craziest hat:
Avon largest medical team:
The Breast Screening Department at Kettering General Hospital