Calling All Knitters – Time to Dig Out Needles for the Big Knit

It’s the return of the Big Knit campaign and Age UK Oxfordshire needs you to join in and get knitting!

Whether a knitting ninja, purling pro, crochet connoisseur or just keen to have a go it’s time to get wild about wool and join the Big Knit. Now in its 15th year, the campaign is nationally recruiting knitters to help create hats to adorn innocent smoothie bottles. For each be-hatted smoothie sold, Age UK Oxfordshire receives 25p, and that money helps the Charity support older people who are facing later life alone.

Penny Thewlis, Chief Executive of Age UK Oxfordshire said: “We need the people of Oxfordshire to join us and help knit as many miniature hats as possible to help us hit our target of 25,469 hats. It’s such a fun campaign to get behind and it does so much to help older people in our area.

“The money raised will make a big difference to the lives of older people by helping us to reach and support more older people in the county”.

Bara Amouyal, innocent drinks, said: “The Big Knit has had such an incredible amount of support over the past 15 years and we are hugely grateful – we love seeing what miniature creations the nation can come up with! Through the Big Knit campaign, we want to do everything we can to make a difference to the lives of older people.”

For more information on The Big Knit contact Sophie Dyer on 07827 235 405 or visit our website: Please post or drop off knitted hats to Age UK Oxfordshire, 9 Napier Court, Barton Lane, Oxfordshire, OX14 3YT. Make sure you include your name and address so we know who to send a thank you to!

This year’s hat knitting patterns are available on the Big Knit website: The deadline for the Big Knit is July 2019 and hats will go on sale in October 2019.

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