A 74-year-old Aberdeenshire knitter has raised £10,000 for her daughter’s autism charity.
June Filby, from Pitmedden, never imagined she would make so much money when she began selling her homemade hats, scarves and tea cosies four years ago.
She donates her profits to Speur-Ghlan, an early intervention autism charity, which her daughter Ruth founded in Bridge of Allan, near Stirling.
Mrs Filby said: “I am delighted to have raised so much.
“I absolutely believe in the charity and I think that is what has kept my knitting needles going.
“I get my inspiration everywhere – someone will bring me a pattern and say ‘that looks good’ or I might adapt one.”
Speur-Ghlan means “blue skies” in Gaelic and the group specialise in working with children from 6 months to five-years-old who have been diagnosed with autism or have some developmental delay.
Mrs Filby added her thanks to husband Tony for doing all the household chores in order to give her more time to knit.
She will continue to knit her creations and will be at the Pitmedden Music Featival on June 7.
The Gallery coffee shop in Ellon, who are responsible for selling £2,000 worth of Mrs Filby’s knitted goods, will also continue to stock her wares.