Groups and individuals supporting Bobble Day

Age UK North Tyneside's craft group at the Linskill Centre in North Shields show off their hand made bobbles and how to wear them. They meet every Tuesday from 11am to knit, sew and share craft skills.

Age UK North Tyneside's craft group at the Linskill Centre in North Shields show off their hand made bobbles and how to wear them. They meet every Tuesday from 11am to knit, sew and share craft skills.

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NORTH Tyneside has been getting behind the UK’s first Bobble Day by creating pom pom badges to wear tomorrow (Friday).

Residents and children of the borough have spent the last week knitting the bobbles in support of the Age UK campaign to promote awareness of older people.

Members of the Age UK North Tyneside knitting group took a break from their schedule to make and wear a bobble.

And staff and volunteers at Age UK North Tyneside’s Bradbury Centre in North Shields are ‘ready to bobble’ with their handiwork.

Other supporters from Age UK North Tyneside’s craft group at the Linskill Centre in North Shields showed off their hand-made bobbles and how to wear them.

Year 8 pupils at Churchill Community College and Year 6 children from St Peters Primary and St Columbus Primary also got behind the campign.

And members of Age UK North Tyneside’s Cedar Grove Centre in Wallsend will be wearing inter-generational gifts on Friday as part of the very first Bobble Day.

The campaign has the support of model Nell McAndrew, an ambassador for Age UK, who said: “I’m very excited to be showing off my new fluffy accessory.

“So come on, go orange and show us all what you’ve been doing to support Bobble Day.

“Have fun, but remember that each time you wear your bobble or go orange in some way you will be remembering the 250 older people that die needlessly every day in winter due to the cold.”