The Big Knit 2017
Published on 01 September 2017 11:37 AM
The Big Knit campaign came to an end on the 31 July 2017 and we want to send a big THANK YOU to all our nimble fingered knitters across Devon who created an amazing 30,766 hats. This means in total this years Big Knit campaign has raised an incredible £7,692 for Age UK Devon. These funds will be used locally to support older people across Devon.
We have been wowed by the variety and creativity of the hats that have been sent to us and we will miss the excitment of a new parcel arriving and see the hats inside. Here are just a few of our favourites.
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