Join the Big Knit and help vulnerable older peopleThanks to the talents of many nimble-fingered knitters in our local community, we are well on the way to achieving our target of little knitted hats for the Big Knit campaign.

This year, Age UK and innocent drinks are hoping to collect 2 million hats to go on drinks bottle in November 2017.

Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin’s target is to contribute 5,500 hats towards this huge total. We will receive 25p for every bottle with a hat that is sold and this helps us to keep older people warm and well in winter.

Ruth Brown, Head of Fundraising, said: ‘We are extremely grateful for a large donation of 3,000 hats from Gemmipop Designs in Oswestry. This means we have nearly reached our target. We sent off 2,750 hats at the end of January and we have until this summer to send in the rest. If anyone is still knitting, then please send us your hats in the next few months.

A huge thank you to everyone who has knitted hats for us, there have been some wonderful designs and lots of bright colours.’

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