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The Big Knit 2018-19

Published on 11 October 2018 10:52 AM

The Big Knit is back for 2018-19 and it's going to be the biggest one ever! 

Knit for Dover

Get knitting to raise money for Age UK Dover with Age UK and Innocent's Big Knit campaign 2018-19.

This year we are aiming for 15,000 hats and we can’t do this without you. For every hat knitted towards our target, Age UK Dover will receive 25p to help older people during the cold winter months.

So far in this year’s campaign we have reached 7300 little hats with a further 7800 to go.

Pop into the Riverside Centre to find out more or see below.

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

The Big Knit 2018-19

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

 

 

 

 

 

2) Send us your hats

Package up your lovely hats and get them to us by January 2019. However, as the smoothie bottles don’t go on sale until October 2019 you can keep sending hats in throughout the year to help reach our bumper target of 15,000 hats this year.

Please call in or send your hats to us at:
Age UK Dover
The Riverside Centre
Maison Dieu Gardens
Dover
CT16 1RL

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 Innocent smoothie bottles in shops in October 2019. 

If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact us at admin@ageukdover.org.uk or phone 01304 207268.

Find out other ways to support us

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

Download a knitting pattern

To help get you started please find Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced patterns available to download.