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The Big Knit 2016-17

Your little knitted hats are helping to fight loneliness. Watch the video to see the difference they make.

You knitted almost 1.7 million hats - that's the population of Birmingham and Leeds combined!

Thank you for all of your support, and remember to look out for your little creations, sitting on innocent smoothie bottles, in stores across the UK now.

For every behatted smoothie sold, Age UK will receive 25p to help fund vital national and local services that combat loneliness, in particular keeping people warm and well in winter.

Snap a #BigKnit hat!

Spotted a hat in a store? Take a snap and share it with us using the hashtag #BigKnit.

Please help us be there

Your gift can help older people get the support they need

How Age UK helps combat loneliness

Having company, to share things with and to have a giggle with, makes life sweet again.

With Age UK you're never alone

Top hats

We asked you to vote for your favourite hats. Check out your top hats.

Want to know more?

If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact the Big Knit team at

For more information:
Call Age UK on 0800 169 8787

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