SWI’s Muriel knits Hogmanay kilts for supermarket mascot charity fundraising efforts
Muriel Brown of the Blairgowrie and District branch of the SWI has been busy knitting special Hogmanay kilts for toy carrots to raise money for charity.
The toy carrots, along with their hand-knitted Hogmanay kilts, will be raffled off as part of a competition run by Aldi to raise money for Teenage Cancer Trust.
The toys sold out at the supermarket after only one day, with shoppers now being invited to enter the competition for a chance to win one of the few remaining toys.
Proceeds from Muriel’s knitting efforts will go towards Teenage Cancer Trust, after the supermarket pledged to raise £5 million for the charity over the next five years.
Linda Retson, chairman of the Scottish Women’s Institutes, said: “Our members have been challenged to make many unique and unusual things, but knitting kilts for Aldi’s ‘Kevin the Carrot’ has been a new one on us!
“It’s great to bring the talents of our members to a new audience and to show the great crafts and great fun women can have as SWI members, especially when its for a good cause.”
Skills Muriel Brown with one of the knitted kilts on the mascot