Afghanistan troops welcome knitted hat donations

Published: 24th October 2012

Afghanistan troops welcome knitted hat donations
Troops in Afghanistan could be in for a warmer winter than usual, thanks to the hard work of dedicated knitters.

Craft groups across Edinburgh have joined forces with the charity Parcels4Troops to provide hundreds of warm woolly hats to soldiers currently serving in the 1st Battalion of The Royal Regiment of Scotland, the Edinburgh Evening News reports.

Temperatures regularly drop below freezing in the winter months, and the care packages provided by the charity can be a huge morale boost.

John Robertson, vice-chairman of Parcels4Troops, explained that the idea first began with blankets made by the Wester Hailes Knit and Natter group and soon progressed to hundreds of hats made by many different people.

"It's gone city-wide and the response has been amazing," he said.

Discussing the hats, organiser of the group, Joyce Mackay, revealed that most have them are quite brightly coloured and designed to be worn at night.

However, she added that some have been knitted in a darker colour "that will fit under a regulation helmet, so they can be worn on duty".

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