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Calling all Big Knitters

Behatted bottles for the Big Knit

Published on 14 September 2020 11:44 AM

As part of the Big Knit, which is now in its 17th year, Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin are inviting you all, whether a purling pro, crochet connoisseur or a knitting newbie, to pick up your needles and join in the campaign.

We have a target of 6580 hats to knit and send to innocent. The little hats are then placed on the top of smoothie bottles and for every smoothie sold, our charity receives 25p.

There are plenty of knitting patterns, whatever your ability, including classic beginner’s bobble hats, crochet options and plenty of fun characters; you can even create and design your own.

Heather Osborne, Chief Executive of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin said: ‘We can’t wait to see how the knitters of Shropshire create their own little hats. Every year we love seeing all the different designs come in, from stripy bobble hats to grizzly bears! We need everyone to join us and knit as many miniature hats as possible by 31 July 2021, to help us hit our 6580 target. It’s such a fun campaign to get behind and it does so much to help older people in our area.’

The pandemic has had a huge impact on how Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin delivers vital services and the way we support older people during lockdown. The money raised from the Big Knit will make a big difference to the lives of local older people by continuing the support and restarting our paused services in a new way.

If you would like to get involved in the Big Knit, leave a message for Angela Goodman at Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin on 01743 233 123 or email her at

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