Hats off to Broadacres staff
Published by Neil Shaefer for Broadacres in Housing and also in Communities
Sandra Donnelly, Finance Assistant, Julie Ford, Finance Assistant, Elsie Collu, Care Services Administrator, and Amanda Barfoot, Management Accountant.
Staff at Broadacres Housing Association have got their knitters in a twist – but it’s all in the name of charity!
Broadacres is supporting this year’s ‘The Big Knit’, a joint campaign between Age UK and Innocent Drinks to help vulnerable people.
Six members of staff, Sandra Donnelly, Julie Ford, Elsie Collu, Amanda Barfoot, Fiona Coleman and Amanda Aveyard, along with residents living in Broadacres Orchards extra care scheme in Northallerton and its Rockliffe Court physical and sensory disabilities scheme in Hurworth, have knitted over 300 bobble hats for the campaign.
The hats will go on top of Innocent Drinks, with 25p from every hat-topped bottle sold being donated to Age UK.
Elsie Collu, Broadacres’ Care Services Administrator, explained: “The money raised for Age UK through the campaign helps to keep older people warm and well in winter through befriending visits, emergency cold weather support, warm meals and other vital services.
“As a company which provides services for older people we know how vital this support is, and with so many eager knitters at Broadacres we were delighted to be able to contribute to the campaign.
“Knowing the hats we knitted will be on supermarket shelves across the UK is fantastic and we are keeping our fingers crossed that more money than ever before is raised through The Big Knit.”
More information on The Big Knit is available from www.thebigknit.co.uk.