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Are you a knitter? (And natterer!)

Published on 24 August 2018 08:50 AM

Big KnitDo you enjoy knitting? Can you help us to knit our way to supporting older people in Sheffield?

All you need to do is contact us to register your interest. We'll send you the patterns to knit. And off you go! It's that easy.

For each knitted item you return to us, Age UK Sheffield will receive a donation from the smoothie maker Innocent to support our work with older people.

The Campaign began in 2003 when people of all ages knitted little wooly hats for Innocent smoothies. For each smoothie sold a donation of 25p is made to Age UK. So far 6 million hats have been knitted and over £2million raised.

This money helps to fund local activities and the important work that Age UK Sheffield does every day in our communities. At Age UK Sheffield our vision is for a city in which no older person lives in poverty or loneliness. We know that as many as 12,000 Sheffielders are always or often lonely and we aim to change this.

Would you be prepared to join us in the Big Knit this year? Help to combat loneliness and social isolation in our communities? We will support you as much as we can in this project.

If you can join us please either email: or write to Virginia Lowes, Age UK Sheffield, South Yorkshire Fire and Rescue, 197 Eyre Street, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 3FG. Or call  0114 250 2850.