Crazy Hats is an amazing local charity that has fundraised for and made donations to the Breast Care Unit at KGH and provides practical support for women and their families.
The KGH Charity Fund is extremely grateful for the help and support provided by Crazy Hats over the years with over £950,000 being donated to KGH since the charity was established.
Glennis Hooper of Crazy Hats writes: "Our relationship with KGH began back in 2001 after I had received treatment there for breast cancer. At that time I was Headteacher at a local primary school in Kettering and, whilst on treatment, I involved the children by organising a fundraising event to, not only raise funds for the hospital but also to make the children aware of what happens at hospitals and what the nurses and doctors do. Over 85 schools and many businesses (and, indeed the hospital itself) became involved and our Crazy Hats Day was held in March 2002 raising a staggering £20,000+. In time the total raised with donations from the community and our first donation of £11,500 to KGH was for a faxitron machine, used to speed up a diagnosis of breast cancer. Since then, after forging close links with consultants and the breast care team, we have given over £950,000 supporting literally dozens of projects both small and very large – our biggest one donation being £100,000 prior to the Treatment Centre being opened. We look forward to our next project whereby it is anticipated we will have passed the £1 million amount given. We support NGH in the same way and we do an enormous amount of support work in the community for patients, offering therapies and opportunities to have welcomed breaks in our holiday home. Recently our charity celebrated having passed the £3 million total. We look forward to a bright future and to supporting KGH even more".