SWI’s Muriel knits Hog­manay kilts for su­per­mar­ket mas­cot char­ity fundrais­ing ef­forts

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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

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