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Age UK is the new force combining Age Concern England and
Help the Aged in England.
The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks to help vulnerable older people. You knit the hats, innocent drinks wear them, and 25p of every drink sold goes to Age UK.
We are pleased to announce that The Big Knit campaign 2012 helped to raise over £115,000 for Age UK’s Spread the Warmth campaign, which will help keep older people warm this winter.
A massive thank you from the Big Knit team here at Age UK to everyone who took part!
If you missed the chance to get involved in 2012 - don't worry! The Big Knit will be back and bigger than ever in 2013.
As many as 25,000 older people may die needlessly this winter because of the cold in England and Wales. Spread the Warmth is Age UK's campaign to prevent these deaths.
In addition to raising much-needed funds for the Spread the Warmth campaign,the Big Knit is a great way to bring people and communities together.
'The Big Knit campaign couldn't happen without the support of thousands of amazing people across the UK who take part and knit woolly hats to adorn innocent smoothies each year.' Douglas Lamont, Marketing Director at innocent
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If you want to get involved in the Big Knit 2013, just email email@example.com to register your interest - and we will keep you up to date with all the latest news and updates, as and when they happen.
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