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Please get knitting and help raise vital funds!

Please help us reach our target of 10,000 little hats

The national fundraiser, organised by Age UK and innocent, is back for 2021.  It's time to get those knitting needles out and start knitting!

We join in the Big Knit campaign every year and it's a fun way that you can help older people in your community.  Why not get your school to knit little hats.  Or if you and your friends are in a knitting group, why not see how many hats you can knit for us.

Every little hat you send to us is worth 25p!  If we reach our target and send off 10,000 little woolly marvels, innocent will donate a whopping £2,500 to Age UK Northamptonshire, money that will be spent improving later life in our community.  We have been providing extra support to older people in Northamptonshire who have no one to help them locally during the coronavirus pandemic.  Our shops have had to close for much of the past year so we urgently need your support during this difficult time.  Why not dig out all those scraps of spare wool, or unravel the not-quite-finished jumper, and knit a few little hats.  Knitting is a great way to keep busy whilst you're staying safe at home, and you can help local older people at the same time. 

Please call us on 01604 611200 if you are getting involved.  You can post the little hats to us at The William and Patricia Venton Centre, York Road, Northampton NN1 5QJ.  We may be able to collect bags of knitted hats in a covid-secure way, depending on the circumstances.  

Try these fantastic new knitting patterns

Knit a rainbow (3.91 MB)

Sir Hopsalot (3.90 MB)

Cherry on top (3.90 MB)

Shakey pompom (2.80 MB)

Fantastic fox (2.83 MB)

Really flashy bird (2.84 MB)

Every hat is valuable to us - we count them, bag them and post them off to innocent so that they can be put on smoothie bottles later in the year!

Together, we can improve later life for everyone in Northamptonshire