People of the United Kingdom, you have excelled yourselves.
At the start of November, we launched our little hat tag game to help raise some more money for Age UK as part of our Big Knit campaign. We've been in stitches at some of the entries, and generally overwhelmed by how much everyone has got behind it.
For every picture uploaded, we gave 10p to Age UK, and for every vote, 5p. The money that has been raised through this, combined with the funds raised through all the hats sold in store on our bottles (we gave 25p per bottle sold to Age UK) has raised an amazing £200,000 this year. Thank you so much to all of you who bought a hatted bottle sold, took a hat tag picture, voted, and made us laugh. You've helped make winter warmer for older people across the UK.
A few of our absolute favourites....
We've had Boris (thanks Jen)
Pyramids from Melanie
And a lovely clown from Susi
But the three winners of this year's competition, who will each win the gift of dazzling Christmas shopping as we award their masterpieces £500 in Amazon vouchers, are:
David with his cow:
And Cathey's screaming masterpiece
Well done to the 3 winners and thank you to you all for getting so into it. Whilst the competition has now closed, you can still upload your images to our special gallery for another week, and help raise a few more pennies for Age UK.