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Molly, who goes to our Wednesday Friends Lunch Club, with her adorable knitted creations

Big Knit 2018/19 Update

Molly Culkin with her adorable Big Knit hatsWe have now sent off 11,984 hats, wildly surpassing our target of 9,327! We will receive 25p per hat which means a total of £2,996 has been raised. A huge thank you to Molly (pictured), who attends our Wednesday Friends Lunch Club, and all of our other wonderful knitters for helping to raise this figure for us.

Did you know two fifths of older people say the TV is their only friend? Loneliness can be a big problem in later life. As many as 200,000 older people say they haven’t spoken to friends or family for over a month.

The Big Knit raises money for Age UK Solihull so that we can help older people keep warm and well during the Winter months as well as decreasing loneliness amongst those that get together to create these lovely little hats. Get together with your friends and family to make these little creations.

Each hat that you send to us, raises 25p. Innocent smoothies then top their smoothie bottles with your lovely little hats in the shops - so keep an eye out for them later in the year! In the mean time, we will keep you updated on all the amazing hats coming into our office on here and on our social media. So if you're not already following us, click the icons below:





In 2017, we had a staggering 9,327 hats donated from individuals and knitting groups which raised £2,331.75! The money raised for Age UK Solihull, stays in the borough to help local older people.

If you’ve ever bought a smoothie or knitted a hat, thank you for being part of the Big Knit.

Hat target

Our target for 2018/19 was 9,327 hats, and thanks to your support we have exceeded this target!


The deadline to get your hats to was Wednesday 31 January 2019. We hope to take part in next year's Big Knit, so keep your eyes peeled for information!

When will Innocent Smoothies topped with Big Knit hats be available in the shops?

October 2019.

Want to know more?

Contact our Fundraising Team on 0121 704 7842 or email

If your query relates to Winter Warmth contact 0121 704 8080.

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