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Age UK Croydon is calling on nimble-fingered knitters in the area 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, budding knitters are being challenged to reach a whopping target of two million miniature woolly hats. The colourful creations will adorn innocent smoothie bottles, and for each be-hatted smoothie sold, innocent will donate 25p to help Age UK fund national and local projects that tackle loneliness, and keep older people warm and well in winter.

Last year alone, more than 800,000 hats were lovingly created, with designs including The Wombles and Mr Men, cupcakes, colouring pencils, lots of animals and not forgetting the traditional bobble hat.

Sim Viney, of Innocent, said: “We have had such great support for the Big Knit over the years, we are positive knitters across the country will take the challenge to make this year’s event the biggest ever. Even if you’ve never knitted a stitch, creating a little hat is a great way to start and won’t take long. We’re massively grateful to everyone who joins in and helps make this year’s campaign a huge success.”

For more information on The Big Knit contact Age UK Croydon on 020 8686 0066, or email aukc@ageukcroydon.org.uk

Please send completed hats to:

Innocent Big Knit
Age UK Croydon
81 Brigstock Road
Thornton Heath

Hat knitting patterns are available to download below. To find out more visit: www.ageuk.org.uk/bigknit or pop in to pick up a leaflet.

The advert features scenes filmed at our Brigstock Road activities hub!


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