Age needs one voice. Now it has:
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 will go to Age UK.
Age UK and innocent’s award winning Big Knit campaign celebrates its 10th birthday this year. Thank you to everyone who has supported the campaign, together we’ve knitted over 600,000 hats!
The deadline has passed to send your hats in to Age UK but hats can still be sent to innocent.
Visit the Big Knit website for more information.
For the less crafty folk there’s the Big Knitter - an online virtual hat maker! Click the link below, design a hat, share it on facebook or twitter and for every share innocent will donate an extra 10p towards Age UK’s Spread the Warmth campaign.
Visit the Big Knitter to create your own virtual hat.
You can also text KNIT to 70004 to donate £3 towards the campaign.
* Terms and conditions apply
In the last decade Age UK supporters have knitted almost 5 million little hats which have raised almost £1.5 million. This has helped local Age UKs keep older people warm and well in winter through befriending visits, emergency cold weather support, warm meals and other vital services.
This year Big Knit smoothies are on sale from November 6th in Sainsbury’s, ASDA, Tesco, Ocado, WHSmith, Costa and Boots stores across the country. 25p from every bottle sold goes to Age UK. So don’t delay – buy yours today.
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.
Thank you Big Knitters, smoothie drinkers and innocent. Together you’ve helped Age UK ‘spread the warmth’ to thousands of older people.If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact the Big Knit team at email@example.com
You can view our pictures by visiting www.flickr.com/photos/ageuk
Watch the innocent Big Knit 2013 advert:
Keep watching this space as more information, pictures and maybe even a competition will follow over the next few months. Or you can follow the campaign on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ageuk or on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/age_uk or @age_uk.
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Age UK is a charitable company limited by guarantee and registered in England and Wales (registered charity number 1128267 and registered company number 6825798). ID201517 07/13.
Your local Age UK/Age Cymru/Age Scotland/Age NI will receive 25p from every hat they contribute to the national Big Knit campaign in 2013.
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Whether it's a 'Staying Warm' pack, or a home visit to check that an older person is safe and well, see just what your donations could buy for an older person to help keep them warm and well this winter.
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