There are some people that you come across in life who embody everything that the so-called Big Society should be.
One such person is Glennis Hooper.
I am lucky enough to have known Glennis for quite a few years and honoured that she continues to write a column for this very newspaper.
It is hard to explain in a few short paragraphs just what a difference this self-confessed crazy lady has made to the lives of hundreds of people in this county.
The popular and by now incredibly well known Crazy Hats charity was her brainchild and has raised comfortably over £1m to help both women and men with breast cancer.
But not only does the charity raise money for equipment and suchlike, it has an equally important function as a support network for those suffering from cancer.
Glennis has big plans for the future and this newspaper will continue to do all it can to help in our own small way.
But in the meantime, we urge anyone who can to make sure they keep Sunday, March 23, free in their diaries and step out at Wicksteed Park for the 12th annual Crazy Hats Walk.
The charity was incredibly unlucky with the weather last year, so let’s try to ensure there is a bumper group taking part this time round and make it a truly glorious day.
Glennis and her large band of helpers deserve our full support this, and every other year.
Neil Pickford, Editor