Supporting Breast Cancer Care In Northamptonshire
Registered Charity No. 1111286
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Welcome To The Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal
“Together we CAN make a difference ........”
This unique, local charity was first established back in 2001 when its founder, former head teacher Glennis Hooper, was diagnosed with breast cancer at a very significant time in her life. Glennis has an amazing story to tell about her life, and that of thousands of others, since a simple, crazy idea became a reality whilst trying hats on in Debenhams in Northampton when she was on chemotherapy.
Crazy Hats supports all aspects of breast cancer care in Northamptonshire with a small percentage of funds being given to Leicester Royal Infirmary. With an initial donation of £5.00 from an 86 year old lady who had breast cancer at the same time as Glennis, the current total now stands at almost £1.8 million – an amazing amount! The majority of money raised has been spent on agreed projects in the breast care and oncology departments at Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals to purchase many items of equipment and resources in order to maintain and enhance facilities ensuring that every patient’s breast cancer journey is as comfortable as it can be and that standards of care in the county remain high.
As well as funding projects for the hospitals the charity also boasts its own support and therapy service at its headquarters in Wellingborough, both of which are very-much needed and very popular. Money is raised through many organised events put on by the charity, the annual Walk being, by far, the biggest annual event; events organised by others and donations given by groups, individuals and companies. The charity receives no grants.
Breast cancer is, undoubtedly, a very serious subject but somehow, everyone involved with the charity is passionate about the work being done, basically because most have ‘been there’ either as a patient or as a carer. The atmosphere is always positive and a lot of fun is had. We hope that by looking at this site you will feel the vibes and will want to become involved.
Enjoy! ........ thank you for visiting.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our stalls at the Corby Carnival where we raised £444.80; to the Party in the Park at Rushden where £519.63 was raised and to the event with Hart's Brewery where we raised £41.36 (amidst very heavy rain!!!!) Sincere thanks too, to all our volunteers who braved the elements.
May we extend our sincere thanks to "Bernadette" who had a wonderful massage cushion stall at the Country Landowners Game Fair (held at Blenheim Palace), at which we visited yesterday, (Sunday)for her generosity in giving us such good discount on cushions bought. We cannot wait to try these out with our visitors! Special thanks too, to "Andrea" - a passer-by, who unexpectedly presented us with a £10.00 donation. This really was spontaneous and very much appreciated. Take care both of you. xxxxx
We were saddened to hear about the loss of one of our avid supporters, Louise Parker. Our love and thoughts are with her family. Crazy Hats was a charity very close to Louise’s heart as her mother, friend and mother-in-law all had breast cancer. Louise took part in the Crazy Hats Walks, helping to raise a lot of money. Her family would like donations to Crazy Hats through a Just Giving. Here is the link: Louise Parker. Thank you. We are sincerely grateful.
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