MEMBERS of Upper Nithsdale’s Scottish Women’s Institutes (SWI) are some of those who have been knitting Hogmanay kilts to help raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

These are no ordinary kilts as they have been specially made for Kevin, star of the ALDI Christmas adverts.

Kevin’s made-to-measure Kilts have came courtesy of May McCormack, Aileen Cavers and other SWI members from Dumfries and Galloway.

Linda Retson, chairman of the SWI said: “Our members have been challenged to make many unique and unusual things such as stripy dog jackets for dogs in rehoming centres, but knitting kilts for ALDI’s Kevin the Carrot has been a new one on us. It’s great to bring the talents of our members to a new audience and to show the great crafts and great fun women can have as SWI members, especially when our kilting out of Kevin is for such a good cause.”

Now ALDI are raising money for the Teenage Cancer Trust through a competition to win a Kilted Kevin after Kevin the Carrot plush toys sold out within a day.

To donate £3 to Teenage Cancer Trust and be entered into a competition to win a Kilted Kevin, shoppers should text ALDI followed by the name of Kevin the Carrot’s girlfriend to 70300 by midnight on Thursday, January 4.

Graham Nicolson, group buying director at ALDI in Scotland, said: “Kevin the Carrot has fast become a festive favourite with homes across the nation rooting for him as his story took many twists and turns, often leaving us wondering what would come next.

“We wanted to delight our customers with one final surprise, working with the wonderful ladies of the SWI who lent their time and fantastic skills to ensuring Kevin celebrates Hogmanay in true Scottish style.”

Proceeds raised from the competition will contribute to ALDI’s fundraising efforts for the Teenage Cancer Trust as they work towards a target of raising £5 million over the next five years.

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