Thursday, 9 February 2012

Add a Bobble and Spread Some Warmth...

I love to knit but I never have time – doesn’t stop me from loving hand-knitted sweaters, scarves and hats though and I love them even more when they are produced to raise funds and awareness for a truly great cause.

Knitwear label Grannies, Inc. has designed a limited edition hat to raise money for Age UK’s Bobble Day (Friday 10thFebruary) – the annual fundraising event which urges Brits to dig out their brightest winter woollies and dress them with fluffy Age UK bobbles to raise funds to help keep older people warm and well in winter.

Lovingly crafted by grannies in the UK, the official Bobble Day hat in vibrant orange, yellow and pink, with an oversized bobble (or pom pom) on top, is made from 100% British spun merino wool yarn. The limited edition hat is available exclusively from Grannies, Inc, costing £35, with £8 going directly to Age UK’s Spread the Warmth campaign.

Bobble Day aims to highlight the plight of people in later life during the colder months, as over 200 older people die needlessly every day in winter because of the effects of cold weather. Age UK's Bobble Day is part of the Charity's annual Spread the Warmth campaign, which aims to make winter warmer for 360,000 older people by providing information, advice and practical services. These include getting warm and nutritious meals to older people, helping to keep homes warm and giving free information and advice 365 days a year.
  
Please help Age UK Spread the Warmth this winter. Make a donation simply by calling 0800 169 87 87 or visiting Age UK. You can show support for Bobble Day by turning your Facebook profile picture all woolly with the new Knit Me app at http://on.fb.me/knitmeapp.

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