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Big Knit bottles now on sale in Staffordshire helping to raise money for Age UK Staffordshire

Published on 01 December 2019 12:00 AM

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 Staffordshire who have no one else to turn to.

Over the past year the people of Staffordshire 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. Age UK Staffordshire have knitted an amazing 56,200 smoothie hats.

Naomi Pay Chief Executive of Age UK Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire. Money raised from the be-hatted bottles will help to fund essential services that support older people and help to tackle loneliness and isolation.”

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 Staffordshire 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 Age UK Staffordshire’s services or how to get involved with next year’s Big Knit call 01782 200729 for a knitting pack and details about the campaign.

Visit our Big Knit page now