I was inspired to join the group when my long standing friend Glennis was diagnosed with breast cancer and I wanted to be part of the work she had started. Although having no technical skills, I like to feel I contribute in other ways – chairing meetings, attending functions and being a “sounding board” for new schemes and ideas.
I enjoy the work immensely, especially meeting so many wonderful people.
Hi, I am Michael Cross and have been involved with “Crazy Hats” from the beginning!” My association with Crazy Hats has been both in supplying badges and medals; and more importantly in having their support during the period of my wife Hilary’s terminal illness. The help and support of “Crazy Hats” was brilliant and both Hilary and I decided to help the charity continue its marvellous work.
Tom Smith (Honorary Member)
Glennis and Heather, my wife, were tennis friends for many years and innumerable ‘phone calls from “Glennis from tennis” brought me into contact with Glennis long before we came more closely associated after the onset of her breast cancer and the associated treatments.
When Heather “joined” the Crazy Hats gang it was only a matter of time before I was willingly drawn into the group and have served in a minor capacity as general handyman about the office and unofficial chauffeur. Having been promoted to Honorary Member, I have been able to appreciate more clearly the effort and commitment of the committee and members and am only too happy to try to bring funds into the coffers through my membership of the Masons and my contacts with commercial concerns and other charity groups.
Sue and Ray Osborne (Honorary Members)
Glennis taught our daughter Sarah Bates in the 1980’s. After reading about the First Crazy Hats Walk at Wicksteed Park we wanted to support her. Together with Granddaughters Amy and Laura we signed up. We also offered our useful hands. With the charity established we see it working closely with perhaps GP surgeries and care networks within the community giving personal support.
Josephine Malone (Trustee)
Being diagnosed with breast cancer changes your life forever, but it can be for the better – well that’s the view I took. My treatment despite its ups and downs was a positive experience and the people I met at all stages inspired me. I firmly believe anyone diagnosed with breast cancer should have the best possible treatment available, so after running a half marathon in the far north of Norway in the middle of the night to raise money for Crazy Hats (OK, so I am a bit crazy!), I felt that there was much more to be done.