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Knit and Knat 2019

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Published on 03 September 2019 10:57 AM

Ann and Arthur's Big Knit and Knat 2019

Do you love knitting ?

For this year’s event we are knitting Dementia Mitts, whilst raising money at the same time.  We need you to help us to do this by getting out your needles.  Ask your friends and family to sponsor you for how many Dementia Mitts you can knit between now and 1st October 2019 - International Day for Older People’.

A pattern and sponsor form will be provided and you will be invited to our event


at: Holiday Inn Riverlights, Derby (next to the bus station).

The Mayor will attend, and we hope that the event will be a great celebration of both older people and of what Age UK Derby & Derbyshire do every day to help and advice the older people of the area.

The Dementia Mitts will be distributed amongst anyone with dementia regardless of their age, through organisations, clients and our shops.

Whether you knit 1 mitt or 10 mitts or raise £10 or £100 it will help to provide much needed services for older people across Derby and Derbyshire.

How the name came about...

Ann loved to knit and was an exceptional knitter who over the years accumulated lots of wool. After her death her husband donated that collection to Age UK Derby & Derbyshire. With his permission, and as a fitting tribute to her, we decided to call our annual knitting event Ann’s Big Knit. Sadly, this year Arthur also passed away and so in memory of both Ann and Arthur and with the permission of their family we are calling our annual event ‘Ann and Arthur’s Big Knit and Knat 2019’ 

Get involved

To pick up a sponsor form and pattern contact Angela Barnes on 01332 343232 or email Liz on

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