A north-east knitter has now raised about £12,000 for a Scottish autism charity with her woolly creations.
June Filby has been turning out scarves, hats, toys, tea cosies and cushions for the last five years on behalf of her daughter Ruth Glynne-Owen’s charity, Speur-Ghlan.
The organisation provides early therapeutic intervention for young children diagnosed with autism or developmental delays.
The proud knitter said: “Speur-Ghlan has made a huge difference to the lives of hundreds of families across the country. Given that it’s a charity, it solely relies on funding from organisations, companies and individuals.
“I have been busy knitting for five years and the support I have received from the local communities around Pitmedden and Ellon has been fantastic. It is nice when I see many locals, adult and children sporting my creations.”
Founded in 2010 by Mrs Glynne-Owen, Speur-Ghlan is known as the country’s first specialist early intervention therapy service for preschool children using play and music-based therapy sessions.
Knitted creations can be purchased from the Gallery Coffee Shop in Ellon, Pitmedden church cafe, local craft sales and local music festivals.