We're looking for knitters, crocheters and crafty crafters to create woolly wonders to raise funds for Age UK Sutton. 

Update November 2017: We now have some goergeous, handmade Winter Woollies available for a donation. These make unique (and adorable) festive decorations and presents, while supporting us to deliver vital services in the community. See what's available and where you can get them

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Knit Winter Woollies 

Use your craft skills for good (and immerse yourself in a fun festive project) by creating 'Winter Woollies' for Age UK Sutton.

Every pound we get from the sale of Winter Woolies will stay in Sutton, helping us to improve the lives of older people in our community. 

Winter Woollies Suggestions 

While we don't have patterns for Winter Woollies (yet!) we do have some suggestions as to items you can create for us to sell. 

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  • Festive decorations, e.g. knitted baubles, candy canes, pudding pom-poms.
  • Festive bunting, e.g. crochet star garland.
  • Christmas Stockings. 
  • Scarves.  
Find some inspiration on our Winter Woollies Pinterest Board. Fox scarves, pudding pom poms, christmas present garlands...and a lot more wacky and wonderful ideas that you can bring to woolly life, for a good cause. 

Send us your Winter Woollies 

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Post or drop off the Winter Woollies you have created at the Age UK Sutton office. We are located just by the Sutton Civic Offices, and underneath the Sutton Central Library. Our address is: 

Age UK Sutton
Unit 1 & 2 Lower Square
St.Nicholas Way
Sutton SM1 1EA

Please ensure you've included your name and contact details (a telephone number and/or an email address) so we know who to thank for our wonderful Winter Woollies. 

We are accepting Winter Woollies up until mid-December, so there's plenty of time. And if we aren't able to use your Winter Woollies this year, there's always next year! 

How we'll use your Winter Woollies 

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We are hoping to receive enough winter woollies to sell at local events and craft stalls, to raise money for our services like Information & Advice and befriending, that provide vital support to older people in Sutton, including those that have no one else to turn to. 

We'll also donate items to older people, local groups and organisations  where appropriate. However we use the Winter Woollies we receive, we will always do our best to ensure that it benefits the Sutton community.

Pick up Winter Woollies 

Thanks to the generosity and creativity of the knitters, crocheters and crafters of Sutton, we have a fantastic collection of Winter Woollies, from handmade scarves to knitted Christmas tree decorations, bunting, advent calendars and toys available to pick up. 

Pop in to one of our Winter Woollies grottos to browse our collection and get some unique, handmade festive decorations and presents: 

  • Thursday 23 November, 11 AM to 1 PM at Tazza Coffee, Sutton. 
  • Friday 1 December, 12 PM to 2 PM at Asda Sutton. 
Winter Woollies are also available at our office. And if you see a specifc item you'd like, get in touch about reserving it! 

 

If you would like more information about creating, donating and buying Winter Woollies, please email comms@ageuksutton.org.uk or call 020 8408 7025. 

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