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Nimble-fingered residents are knitting bobble hats for innocent smoothie bottles to raise funds for Age UK

Sarah Mason 1st Oct, 2016 Updated: 21st Oct, 2016

NIMBLE-FINGERED residents across the borough are being called upon once again to knit the little bobble hats for the top of innocent smoothie bottles to raise money Age UK.

Now in its 13th year, The Big Knit once again will see innocent drinks committing to donate 25p per hat to the charity to help keep Silhillians warm this winter.

The hats submitted to them will adorn innocent smoothie bottles, which will be sold in stores nationwide next year.

Following the success of 2015, when Solihull knitters crafted over 4,000 hats, Age UK Solihull is once again inviting supporters to knit the little bobble hats for the top of innocent smoothie bottles to raise money to help keep the older folk of the Solihull borough warm this winter.

Anne Hastings, Chief Officer at Age UK Solihull, says, “The colder months of the year can be really tough for many older people who can face difficulties protecting themselves from the harsh winter weather, getting out and about and staying connected.

“That’s why it’s so important that local knitters get behind The Big Knit to help raise funds for vital local winter services.

“We need knitters in Solihull to create lots of miniature hats so we can help older people in the local area to stay warm and safe this winter.”

For more information on The Big Knit, including patterns, contact Age UK Solihull on 0121 704 7842 or visit www.ageuksolihull.org.uk

Please send completed hats to Age UK Solihull at The Core, Solihull Central Library, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG no later than Wednesday, November 30.