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Big Knit bottles now on sale

The Big Knit 2019

Published on 26 November 2019 04:35 PM

Next time you pop to the supermarket, keep an eye out for innocent’s limited edition be-hatted bottles, on sale throughout November 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 Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin who have no one else to turn to.

Over the past year the people of Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin have been knitting and purling like never before and have helped Age UK knit 1.5 million miniature hats for the latest Big Knit campaign.

Heather Osborne, Chief Officer of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin 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 Shropshire and Telford 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 older people in Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin. 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 day centres and dementia support groups, which give older people the chance to come along and make friends, learn new skills and most importantly have fun.’

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 Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin 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.’

For more information about our services or how to get involved with next year’s Big Knit call 01743 233 123.

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