We are delighted to announce that thanks to the efforts of our wonderful Big Knitters, we have met our target of 5500 little knitted hats for the Big Knit 2016-17.
The Big Knit is a joint campaign between Age UK and innocent drinks to help vulnerable older people. It is now in its thirteenth year.
We’d like to give a huge thank you to all the talented knitters who helped us to do this, your hats will soon be sitting on innocent drinks bottles in supermarkets across the land. Every hat you’ve knitted raises 25p for Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, which means that you have helped to raise £1375.
The money raised will be used to provide Surviving Winter grants to local older people who can’t afford to keep warm during the winter. Well done to all those nimble fingered knitters, you have made a real difference to the lives of local older people.