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"Having company, to share things with and to have a giggle with, makes life sweet again. With Age UK you're never alone." June, Age UK K&C Member

This year's Big Knit campaign has been the biggest ever, with nearly 1.7 million hats knitted nationwide. The little hats can be found on innocent smoothie bottles in stores across the UK throughout October 2017, and for every one sold Age UK will receive 25p to help older people during the cold winter months.
In addition to this, we are delighted that Age UK Kensington & Chelsea's own members, June and Eleonore (pictured above) were chosen by the national Age UK to feature on billboards and cinema and tv screens across the country. 
About the Big Knit
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
If you have any questions or want to find out more information, please contact Ximena Chiesa on 020 8969 9105 or email xchiesa@aukc.org.uk.

This year's Big Knit campaign has been the biggest ever, with nearly 1.7 million hats knitted nationwide. The little hats can be found on innocent smoothie bottles in stores across the UK throughout October 2017, and for every one sold Age UK will receive 25p to help older people during the cold winter months.

In addition to this, we are delighted that Age UK Kensington & Chelsea's own members, Eleonore and June, (pictured above) were chosen by the national Age UK to feature on billboards and cinema and tv screens across the country. 

About the Big Knit

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.

If you have any questions or would like more information, contact Ximena Chiesa on 020 8969 9105 or email xchiesa@aukc.org.uk.

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