Still time to sign up for Crazy Hats Walk

There's still time to sign up for the Crazy Hats Walk at Wicksteed Park
There's still time to sign up for the Crazy Hats Walk at Wicksteed Park

Hundreds have already signed up but there’s still time to get your entries in for this year’s Crazy Hats walk raising money for breast cancer care in the county.

Money raised by the walk at Wicksteed Park in Kettering on Sunday, March 22, will help the Wellingborough-based charity smash the £2m mark.

With more than 2,800 taking part in last year’s walk which raised £55,000, organisers are also hoping to beat the 3,000 mark this year.

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Charity founder Glennis Hooper said: “If your life has been affected by breast cancer in any way, please donate just one morning of your year to support this gathering of like-minded people to raise funds to really make sure that patients going through their breast cancer journeys, and beyond, are given the very best care and support we and the hospitals in our county can provide.

“It is such a special morning and, whatever the weather may throw at us, you will feel so uplifted, knowing you have been part of this unique event.

“As a charity we have never been busier with such high numbers of patients coming to us for support.

“We have pledged £100,000 to fund yet more projects at both Kettering General Hospital and Northampton General Hospital and we are urgently looking to secure bigger and better premises – please help us to do this.”

More than 800 people have entered so far, which is similar to the same time of year for the past two walks.

Last year’s walk was boosted by more than 300 registering on the day so it is hoped this will help the charity beat the 3,000 mark on the day.

As a charity we have never been busier.

Glennis Hooper

Miss Hooper added: “When you think about how many people in the county who have had breast cancer, or know of someone, the potential for the 3,000 is certainly there – we haven’t quite done it but have been so close.

“Let number 13 and 2015 be the year.”