Age Scotland’s Big Knit

 

By Amy McGhee

Age Scotland and Innocent Drinks have once again launched their annual “Big Knit” campaign. The idea behind the campaign is to knit small hats, which will fit on top of the innocent drink bottles.

For every bottle with a hat sold, Innocent Drinks will donate 25 pence to Age Scotland, who will use the money to help Scotland’s older population this winter.

The campaign aims to get everyone involved, regardless of people’s knitting abilitie and Age Scotland believe the Big Knit is a great way to bring people and communities together stating “knitting groups are being held up and down the country for people to get involved”.

The knitted creations are being accepted until the June 30 next year and will sent to several different shops across the country.

Money raised will go towards Age Scotland’s “vision of a country in which everyone can Love Later Life”.

A spokesman for Innocent Drinks said: “The little hats add up to blankets, hot water bottles and social gatherings to help keep older people warm and well.”

The idea started in 2003 when Innocent drinks asked older people, and some younger people, to knit little woolly hats. The idea snowballed and so far the people of the UK have knitted an astonishing six million hats and raised over £1.9m, and raised awareness of the great work done by charities like Age UK.”

Last year the Big Knit raised more than £200,000.

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