It’s just a few days to go until Bobble Day on 10 February! We are asking people to resurrect their winter woollies, wear them with pride, and donate £2 to Age Scotland’s important work helping people in later life stay warm during the colder months.
Wacky woollen wear has enjoyed a recent surge in popularity with online retailers reporting a huge 600% increase in sales of festive knits compared to last year, so why not wrap up in your most colourful and crazy knits on 10 February?
If you’d like to get involved, look no further than your local Age Scotland shop which has a wide selection of winter warming woollies at bargain prices. You can also finish off a woolly outfit with a colourful bobble, available from Wilkinsons stores for a suggested donation of just £2, as well as the Galashiels, Falkirk and Nicholson Street, Edinburgh charity shops.
Bobble Day is a chance to have fun, but there is a serious issue at its heart, and although Christmas is over and people are looking forward to spring, February is often one of the coldest months of the year and many older people find it difficult to stay warm.
There are other ways to get involved in Bobble Day too, just visit www.agescotland.org.uk/bobbleday and download our woolly information pack get your friends, family or work colleagues to “Get Their Woollies Out” and have fun.
You can also make a donation of £2 by simply sending the text message AGES10 £2 to 70070. The money raised will help Age Scotland to spread the warmth message to people in later life during the colder months.