Spreading the warmth

BRILLIANT BOBBLES: Earlsheaton Technology College pupils Bethany Taylor, Saffy Magrath, Jade Magrath and Brooke Ennis make bobbles with York House resident Gladys Javens. (d03021110)
BRILLIANT BOBBLES: Earlsheaton Technology College pupils Bethany Taylor, Saffy Magrath, Jade Magrath and Brooke Ennis make bobbles with York House resident Gladys Javens. (d03021110)

PUPILS have been spinning a yarn to help raise money for Age UK.

Children from Earlsheaton Technology College visited neighbouring York House residential home, in Old Bank Road, to help make bobbles for the charity’s first ‘Bobble Day’ today.

Age UK, which is the combination of Age Concern and Help the Aged, has organised a day dedicated to raising money for its Spread the Warmth campaign. People can support Bobble Day by buying orange bobbles from Age UK shops, making their own bobbles to sell, wearing orange for the day or uploading a virtual bobble to their Facebook or Twitter profiles online.

The school’s community development worker Linda Crayton said: “All ages really engaged with it and were having a laugh all the time. The kids were saying, ‘this is lovely, can we do more?’”

Judith Churley from the charity said: “It was something a bit different for the kids to do and we all enjoyed laughing at some of the results.”

Bobbles likes the ones made at York House are now on sale at the Age UK shop in Foundry Street, Dewsbury.