Knitted ‘Mobbles’ raise charity cash

Ellies Fund Presentation''Picture by Neil Silk  122002a
Ellies Fund Presentation''Picture by Neil Silk 122002a

A MOBILE moneyspinner has proved a big hit to raise cash for Scarborough charity Ellie’s Fund.

The knitted mobile phone covers, known as Mobbles, have been selling like hot cakes at Scalby School.

The mini business was set up by students who wanted to support the brain tumour charity.

As the Year 11s have now finished school, so business was passed over to Heather Othick, founder of Ellie’s Fund.

Her daughter Ellie, who was a Scalby School student, passed away aged 14 after battling two brain tumours.

Heather said: “Lots of people have been involved in making the Mobbles. The girls knitted some and so did friends and relatives.

“They’ve been selling well at school. We’re now planning to take them along and sell them at our Ellie’s Fund events and also on ebay.”

She added that supporters are still making the items and some new knitters have come forward to help.

The proceeds so far from the Mobbles have been incorporated into a fundraising pot, which thanks to the students efforts over many months totalled £1,615.25.

More information about how to buy the Mobbles will soon be available at