Dancers and their bottle hats!
HUDDERSFIELD dancers swapped their tap shoes for knitting needles to
raise money for charity. The team, who go to the Tristan Dance Studios in Marsh, have been
busy creating quirky bottle tops for a drinks company. Every winter the multi-million-pound company, Innocent, raises money
for charities that help elderly people. It does this by encouraging members of the public to knit little
woolly hats to be put on to its smoothie bottles. For each be-hatted bottle sold this year 50p is given to Age
Concern. The tap dancing team has worked hard to help the company reach its
goal of having 175,000 hats made. Bridget Reed encouraged her classmates to get involved after taking
part with friends last year. And the campaign is particularly important to her. Her son, Richard,
is one of the founders of the company. She said: "We have made loads of hats between us, about 250. And
we've got more coming in! We have been really creative and our designs include angels and snowmen." The team's bottle tops will join the thousands of others on sale in
Eat cafes and Sainsbury's until Christmas. Huddersfield woman Pat Rawcliffe won the company's `hat of the week'