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The Big Knit 2018-19

Published on 18 September 2018 01:33 PM

Raise money for Age UK Cheshire by getting involved with Age UK and innocent’s Big Knit campaign 2018-19. You can make a difference by knitting some mini hats to help us keep older people warm and well in winter.

The Big Knit is back and it's going to be bigger than ever before.

This year Age UK are aiming for 2 million hatsThe Big Knit
logo. And for every behatted smoothie that gets sold, Age UK Cheshire will receive 25p to help older people during the cold winter months.

How you can get involved

Whether you’re new to casting on or already know your garter from your stocking stitch, it's easy to get started. You’ll also be part of the huge knitting team helping us to reach such a monumental target for a great cause.

1. Be prepared.

Get yourself some needles, wool and your favourite chair (train carriages and cafes also work well) and get knitting! 


2. Send us your hatsInnocent bottle with knitted hat

Package up your lovely hats and get them to us by 11th July 2019. However, please feel free to send them to us before then as we will continue to send them across to the Big Knit quarters every couple of months.  

Please send your hats to us at:

The Big Knit, Age UK Cheshire, 314 Chester Road, Hartford, Northwich CW8 2AB or drop them off at one of our charity shops

3. Sharing is caring

Show everyone how great your hats are by posting pictures of them online using #BigKnit

What happens next?

Look out for the hats on smoothie bottles in shops in October 2019.

How the Big Knit helps older people

Each winter, one older person dies needlessly every seven minutes because of the cold. With over a decade of support from knitters up and down the country, The Big Knit has raised vital funds to support local and national winter projects to help older people keep warm and well in winter through befriending visits, emergency cold weather support, warm meals and other vital services.

The Big Knit is a great way to bring people and communities together. Knitting groups have been held up and down the country for people to get involved, share patterns and have a cup of tea or two!

‘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, CEO at Innocent.

If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact us at / 01606 305 000

Download The Big Knit leaflet