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Bobble Day is Friday Feb 6th 2015

02 January 2015

Help us Warm Up Calderdale and Kirklees and raise money to continue our vital work supporting local older people.

Winter can be a lonely and potentially dangeous time for older people


Did you know that last year over half a million older people in the UK spent Christmas Day alone? And worse, over 1 million older people around us have not seen a friend, neighbour or family member in over a month.

Winter months have a devastating impact on many older people - on average 24,000 die unnecessary deaths every year due to the cold.

That is one death every 7  minutes.

That’s why Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees is inviting you to join thousands of others across the UK raising money for Age UK’s Bobble Day on Friday 6th February 2015.

Any money that you raise will help Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees warm up our older people, by bringing them together for hot meals, friendship and activities.


box of bobbles

Get Involved:


Sell bobbles for us

We can supply the pin-on fluffy bobbles that you can sell for a suggested donation of £1.

Wear it Woolly  

We are asking everyone to come to work, your local community venue or even school on Friday 6th February dressed in anything woolly. Be it a funny jumper, a sherpa hat or a colourful scarf. Each person pays £2 to take part, helping raise money and awareness. Every woolly item worn will help us Warm Up Calderdale and Kirklees and reach out to even more older people. 


Warming Morning  

Get Bobble Day off to a great start with a Warming Morning. Whether you serve up speciality teas, frothy coffee or hot chocolate with whipped cream, you can ensure your friends and families begin the day with a warm feeling inside. Why stop there? Give your guests home-baked cookies to dunk or serve up bacon butties for breakfast.   

  woman wearing woolly jumper

Do Bobble Day your own way  

There are a whole host of different ways you can help us warm up Britain. So let your imagination run free.  

 If you would like to get involved contact Judith Churley at Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees on 01484 535994 or 


You can donate via our online giving page (and boost your donation with gift aid!)

link to Virgin Money Giving page