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The Big Knit

Get knitting and raise money for Age UK

Now's a great time to dust off those knitting needles, pull up a pattern and give the purl a whirl for Age UK!

The Big Knit is our partnership campaign with innocent drinks, where supporters knit little hats to go on top of smoothie bottles. Each one of these not only kept an innocent smoothie's head warm in winter, it raised 25p for Age UK.

The money raised through The Big Knit will help Age UK provide practical and emotional support for older people.

Once your hats are ready you can drop them off at your nearest local Age UK or Age UK shop. Or you can send them to

Age UK, The Big Knit, Fruit Towers, 342 Ladbroke Grove, London, W10 5BU

The deadline to get your hats sent in is 1 October 2021.

We want to see a world where no one has no one to turn to. By knitting little hats for the Big Knit you’ll be helping us to do this.

Find out where your local Age UK is.

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Patterns for inspiration

How does knitting hats help?

The money we raise from the Big Knit helps us be there for older people who have no one else to turn to.

Watch our video to see just how much this means to people like Jean and John.

Can't get your hands on a smoothie?

Donate online instead and help us support older people when they need it most.

Any questions?

Drop us a line at big.knit@ageuk.org.uk. We'd love to chat and are happy to answer any of your Big Knit questions!

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