A woman from Wellingborough who’s raised £3 million to help women diagnosed with breast cancer has been nominated for the Pride of Britain award.
Glennis Hooper co-founded 'Crazy Hats' a short time after she was diagnosed with cancer in 2001.
It was a way to encourage conversation about the disease as well as raise money to fund better treatment in Northamptonshire.
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The former headteacher then got a local school involved, with the children making ‘crazy hats’.
To date they’ve raised around £3 million, the majority of which has gone to both Northampton and Kettering Hospital.
She also hosts a coffee morning once a week where women with breast cancer can meet and support each other.
- Glennis Hooper is one of four contenders from the west of the ITV News Anglia region shortlisted for the Daily Mirror Pride of Britain Awards. One will be selected to represent the region.