Age Scotland calls on knitters for The Big Knit

innocent big knit

Age Scotland is calling on nimble-fingered knitters to whip out their wool and needles and create little woolly hats for The Big Knit.

Now in its 11th year, The Big Knit, a joint campaign between innocent drinks and Age UK, is calling on budding milliners to get inventive and knit miniature woolly hats to adorn innocent smoothie bottles, which will be sold in stores nationwide from February 2015.

For each be-hatted smoothie sold in Scotland, innocent will donate 25p to help Age Scotland fund its work, aimed at supporting older people across the country to enjoy a better later life. Age Scotland is calling on local knitters to get as many hats as possible to them by 24th October, to help the charity achieve its target of 60,000.

Brian Sloan, Chief Executive at Age Scotland, said: “Winter can be a really difficult time of year for many older people, so it’s really important that local knitters get behind The Big Knit to help raise money to fund our work across Scotland.

“Last year the country’s knitters really got behind us and we had a fantastic array of colourful creations arriving at the office. I hope we get more of the same this year.”

Jamie Sterry, innocent drinks, said: “Last year, dedicated knitters notched up a record number of little hats to celebrate over a decade of The Big Knit, which we hope can be reached again this year.”

Knitters can contact Age Scotland to get a free hat pattern. For those who don’t fancy making a hat themselves, a £3 donation can be made to Age Scotland by *texting ‘AGES10’ £3 to 70070

For more information on The Big Knit in Scotland email bigknit@agescotland.org.uk or phone 0845 833 0200. Please send completed hats to The Big Knit, Age Scotland, Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH10 6XB.

Blog News , ,

Your Comments

About Edinburgh247

If you are a local business owner you can claim your free listing..

Please submit your ratings, comments and reviews to make this web site more useful for everyone.

**We have free cinema tickets to give away to anyone who submits a 250+ word review. Simply contact us after you post to claim your tickets :-)

Get Our Email Updates

Find Us On Social Media