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Big Knit knitted hats

We need you to help us knit 800,000 hats which will adorn innocent smoothie bottles next February!

The Big Knit

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  • The Big Knit

    Knitters, we need you! We’re thrilled to announce that The Big Knit campaign is back for 2015.
  • Volunteer

    Would you like to make a difference for older people in your community? Find out about volunteering for Age UK.
  • Winter fundraising ideas

    There are many ways that you can help us to combat loneliness this Christmas. We've got lots of fundraising resources to get you started.
  • Events and challenges

    Have fun and raise money for older people by taking part in one of our fantastic events and challenges.
  • Help us tackle loneliness

    More than a million older people say they go for over a month without speaking to a friend, neighbour or family member.
  • Make a donation

    It's easy to donate online, and your kind gift will help us reach thousands of older people who are isolated and alone.
  • Corporate partners

    Find out about the benefits a corporate partnership with Age UK could bring to your business and employees.
  • Leave a legacy

    By leaving a legacy to Age UK, you can help to make sure that we can keep making life better for older people.
  • 4 steps to fundraising

    Get started by following our 4 simple steps - from setting up a fundraising page to how to pay in your money. It couldn't be easier!

Why Ron's been volunteering for 23 years

Ron Shepherd has volunteered at Age UK Northamptonshire for 23 years. He talks about what motivates him to help older people.

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Dr Naim Dangoor

We are grateful for the generous support of Dr Naim Dangoor CBE and the Exilarch's Foundation


'The work we do affects everyone, no matter what their age'

Alice talks about why she loves working for the Age UK campaigns team.

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no one should have no one

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