A supporter of Electric Umbrella, a Watford-based charity empowering and enriching the lives of adults with learning disabilities through music, has come up with a unique and engaging way of raising both money and the profile of the charity.

Jane Gerhard has designed black and yellow beanie hats featuring the iconic umbrella from the charity’s logo in a bid to encourage as many people as possible to follow suit and get knitting.

The hats will then be sold during November and December to raise funds for Electric Umbrella.

Jane says: ‘It’s been brilliant fun to design the hats and I’m really excited about engaging as many knitters as possible to get knitting for Electric Umbrella.

“The community that Electric Umbrella has built is very inspiring and it would be fantastic to see more people to getting involved in this exciting movement, especially as the colours are shared with Watford Football Club.”

The hats will provide comfort and warmth for the members of the charity as they are planning to begin their busking tour of Christmas markets in December. All sixty members of Electric Umbrella will take part in the tour, which will involve hoping on and off the tour bus and singing songs they’ve written themselves, as well as well-known Christmas songs.

This year, Electric Umbrella will also be releasing their own Christmas single, which will be officially launched with a live event at The Horns in early December.

If you are a knitter, or know anyone that would like to get their hands on the pattern and help the charity by knitting hats, visit electricumbrella.co.uk or call 07452 806517.