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Calling All Knitters!

Published on 03 April 2020 11:09 AM

Time to dig out those knitting needles for Age UK Isle of Wight!

It’s the return of The Big Knit campaign and Age UK Isle of Wight is calling for Islanders to join in and get knitting!

Whether a knitting ninja, purling pro, crochet connoisseur or a complete beginner whose simply keen to keep busy and have a go, then it’s time to get wild about wool and join the Big Knit.

Now in its 16th year, the campaign is recruiting knitters to help create as many hats as possible to support Age UK Isle of Wight. For each be-hatted smoothie sold, Age UK Isle of Wight receives 25p, and that money helps the Charity to support older Island residents, who are isolated not only in these uncertain times but in their whole later life.

Elisha Leachman, Fundraising Manger said: “We need our Islanders to join us and help knit as many miniature hats as possible, this is a fun way to keep busy whilst giving something back to a great local cause. It’s such a fun campaign to get behind and it does so much to help older people on our Island.

The money raised will make a big difference to the lives of older residents by helping to fund our befriending services. These, for many are a lifeline, a relief from loneliness, and help our older Islanders to stay connected.”

For more information on the Big Knit and to download our knitting and crochet patterns Here or you can contact us on 301340 or email fundraising@ageukiw.org.uk with your name and address and we will pop one in the post.