Calling all knitters!
It’s time to join The Big Knit for Age UK
Age UK Barrow and District is calling on nimble-fingered knitters in Barrow to get creative and knit little hats for Age UK and Innocent’s Big Knit and help older people keep warm and well in winter.
Now in its 12th year, The Big Knit returns and budding knitters across the UK are being called upon to knit miniature woolly hats to adorn Innocent smoothie bottles, which will be sold in stores nationwide from February 2016. For each be-hatted smoothie sold, Innocent will donate 25p to help Age UK fund national and local winter projects. Age UK Barrow and District is calling on local knitters to get as many hats as possible to them and needs knitters and those wanting to give it a go to help make this a reality.
Each winter, one older person dies needlessly every eight minutes because of the cold[i]. With over a decade of support from knitters up and down the country, The Big Knit has raised vital funds to support local and national winter projects to help older people keep warm and well in winter.
Last year alone, more than 800,000 hats were lovingly created, with designs including a bird cage, fruit, soldiers, peas in a pod, a bees’ nest, a crown and fishermen with their catch.
For more information on The Big Knit contact Age UK Barrow and District on
01229 831425 or send completed hats to Age UK Barrow and District at Lakeland House, Abbey Rd, Barrow LA14 1XL