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Bobble hat sales will help age charity

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: November 05, 2013

Marion Brough, Jane Bailey and Dot Jones with some of the knitted bottle tops made to raise funds for Age UK.

Marion Brough, Jane Bailey and Dot Jones with some of the knitted bottle tops made to raise funds for Age UK.

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RESIDENTS at Beech Dene Residential Care Home in Leek have taken up knitting to help raise funds for Age UK.

Six ladies have been busy knitting mini bobble hats to go on the top of Innocent drink bottles. The company then donated 25p to Age UK for every one sold.

Last year the event raised £115,000 and during the last 10 years it has raised more than £1 million. Activities coordinator at the home, Jane Bailey, said: "We saw the event advertised on television just over two weeks ago.

“The items had to be finished at the end of October, so we decided to help even though we only had a few weeks.

"The ladies have managed to make about 30 tops which will be sent away.

“They have really enjoyed it and the finished results look excellent.

"We have never seen this idea before, but next year we will start knitting a bit earlier so we can make even more bobble tops which will help to raise more money for Age UK as it is estimated that 25,000 people die in the winter through cold."

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