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Big Knit bottles

Published on 03 December 2019 06:16 PM

Big Knit bottles now on sale helping to raise money for Age UK Horsham District

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Next time you pop to the supermarket keep an eye out for innocent’s limited edition be-hatted bottles, on sale throughout November/December as part of the Big Knit campaign, now in its 16th year.

Each of the special bottles carries a 25p donation to Age UK to help the Charity continue to be there for older people in Horsham District who have no one else to turn to.

Over the past year the people of Horsham District have been knitting and purling like never before and have submitted an amazing 13,400 miniature hats to help Age UK reach their national 1.5 million miniature hats target for the latest Big Knit campaign.

Simon Dowe, Interim CEO of Age UK Horsham District said: “We’re so pleased with how much support the Big Knit has received over the years – we look forward to seeing the latest hat creations our devoted knitters in Horsham District make for us each year and we’re excited to see them on sale!

“We want to thank everyone who has knitted a hat or bought a Big Knit smoothie to support the Big Knit. The campaign helps us to make a difference to the lives of local older people in. Money raised from the be-hatted bottles will help to fund essential services that tackle loneliness and isolation and bring older people together in their communities, such as our Visiting Service, which gives older people the chance to make new friends and provides vital companionship.”

Emilie Stephenson, Head of Brand at innocent drinks, said: “Every year we’re overwhelmed by the number of hats which come through our doors and it’s brilliant to see the unique hats that are sent our way.

“We would love to thank everyone in Horsham District who supports the Big Knit from the knitters to smoothie drinkers. It’s great to take a moment and truly celebrate the intricacy and creativity of the hats. A hats off to all the knitters.”