Get out your needles and knitting yarn, The Big Knit is back!

Age UK Bradford & District is calling on nimble-fingered knitters across the district to get their needles clicking at double the speed to make Age UK and Innocent’s Big Knit the biggest event yet.  

Now in its 13th year, we are challenging budding and veteran knitters across the district to help us reach our target of 2016 hats! 

The colourful creations will adorn Innocent smoothie bottles, and for each be-hatted smoothie sold, Innocent will donate 25p to help Age UK Bradford & District fund local projects that keep older people warm and well in winter. 

We are calling on local knitters and knitting groups to get as many hats as possible to us by Summer 2017.

Each winter, one older person dies needlessly every seven minutes because of the cold. Every hat donated will help us fund vital services and raise awareness of the support we offer to older people in fuel poverty and experiencing a cold home. 

Last winter around 1800 older people died from the cold weather in Bradford & District. Many of these deaths could be prevented if everyone lived in a warm home.

We're asking you to get creative and send us your grand designs which last year included the Wombles and Mr Men, cupcakes, colouring pencils, lots of animals and not forgetting the traditional bobble hat.

We have everything you need to get knitting available to download right here. Check out our patterns, poster and photos of our fantastic day out with Innocent Drinks.

For more information on The Big Knit call us on 01274 391190 or email

Please send completed hats to: 

Fundraising & Marketing

Age UK Bradford & District

13-17 Sunbridge Road 



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