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About Us

About Crazy Hats Breast Cancer Appeal

We are a small charity based in Wellingborough who support all aspects of breast cancer care in Northamptonshire. The majority of funds raised are donated to both Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals to fund projects, small and large, in the breast screening, surgical and oncology departments. Money is also given to help in other areas such as lymphoedema and breast reconstruction.

At our base we run weekly (Thursday morning) and fortnightly, (Thursday evening) coffee and chat sessions where trained therapists offer complimentary therapy sessions to support patients and their carers. We also run a highly-subsidised holiday home scheme in Norfolk where we have a lovely lodge for patients to enjoy a welcomed break from the rigours of treatment and hospital appointments.

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We organise many, many fundraising events and outings; we attend many events organised for us and we are often out and about in the towns and shopping centres as well as giving talks to a variety of groups and associations, always raising awareness and being available for people whose lives have been affected by breast cancer. The Annual Crazy Hats Walk, held at Wicksteed Park in Kettering, is the charity’s biggest fundraising event and attracts thousands of people, raising thousands of pounds year on year.

The Crazy Hats team

We feel privileged to have such a hard-working, pro-active team of Trustees, Committee Members and Volunteers and a thriving membership. We also have many companies who generously sponsor and support our activities.

Breast cancer is a very serious subject but we always find time to, hopefully, bring a smile to people’s faces and have fun! Our saying is: “Together we CAN make a difference!

I had already had chemotherapy and surgery before I heard about Crazy Hats. I went along to one of their Coffee & Chat mornings feeling very low. I had no hair and was about to have many sessions of radiotherapy. The love and support shown then, and now, has enabled me to face the future. As a group we help and support one another.