Age UK Cheshire are calling on nimble-fingered knitters across the Crewe and Nantwich to whip out their wool and needles and help create one million little woolly hats in 2013.
Knitters across the Cheshire are being asked to flex their creative muscles and knit little woolly hats which will adorn innocent smoothie bottles in stores nationwide from November.
For each be-hatted smoothie sold, innocent will give 25p to Age UK’s Spread the Warmth campaign, helping to fund national and local winter projects.
Age UK Cheshire has been tasked with knitting 1,600 hats by 23rd September and needs knitters of all ages to help make this a reality.
Ken Clemens, Chief Officer at Age UK Cheshire, said:
“People in Northwich and Vale Royal have been supporting The Big Knit for 10 years.
Winter can be a really difficult time of year for many older people, so it’s really important that local knitters get behind The Big Knit to help raise funds for vital local winter projects.
We need knitters in Cheshire to help us reach our goal of 1,600 minature hats so that we can run services like our Day Services, Good Companions and Get Active.
James Peach, Innocent drinks, said:
“To celebrate The Big Knit’s 10th birthday this year we’re planning our biggest ever Big Knit.
It’s a fantastic way to get creative, knit a little hat to adorn a smoothie bottle and raise money for Age UK to help older people stay warm in winter.
We’re massively grateful to everyone who joins in and helps make this year’s campaign a huge success.”
Knitters can contact Age UK 01606 305000 to get a free hat pattern.
For those who don’t fancy making a hat themselves, wool and needles can be donated to the Age UK centre at 314 Chester Road, Northwich to help others reach the target.
For more information on The Big Knit contact Age UK Reeya Patel on 01606 305000 or log onto: www.ageukcheshire.org.uk
Please send completed hats to:
Age UK Reeya Patel at 314 Chester Road, Hartford, Northwich, CW8 2AB