Buying a bobble will cheer up the elderly

Teresa Iwanowski,  Carolyn Mortimer and Annette Pashley
Teresa Iwanowski, Carolyn Mortimer and Annette Pashley

STAFF will be turning orange for the day to raise money for elderly people.

Tomorrow is Age UK’s Bobble Day and charity staff will be turning their store orange to raise awareness of elderly people who die during the winter.

In Calderdale alone, 100 elderly people died during the 2008 winter.

Shop manager Teresa Iwanowski said staff and volunteers will hold a free raffle, with prizes of chocolates and wine

“It’ll help support a good cause and there will be plenty of things available for free, which isn’t something you often get these days.”

Age UK fundraisers have spent the weeks leading up to Bobble Day making the bobbles ready for sale on the big day.

Judith Churley, Age UK sales and marketing executive for Calderdale and Kirklees, said: “It’s been a really nice activity that people have enjoyed, although for some I think it was harder than they expected.”

To buy the £1 limited edition fluffy orange bobbles visit the Age UK shop in Market Arcade, Halifax. Money will go towards Age UK’s Spread the Warmth campaign which aims to help over 350,000 older people live safer, healthier and more fulfilling lives next winter.