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13th Jun, 2021

The innocent hat fits for raising vital sums for Solihull charity

THE innocent Big Knit campaign has returned and Age UK Solihull, is calling on local people to get their knitting needles out to help raise urgent funds for senior citizens in need.

This is the 18th year innocent has been running the Big Knit in partnership with Age UK and woolly warriors are needed again to craft some little hats to sit on innocent smoothie bottles.

For each be-hatted smoothie sold, Age UK Solihull receives 25p, which will help the charity make a big difference to the lives of local older people.

Lorraine Hart of Age UK Solihull said: “We hope the people of Solihull will join us and help knit as many miniature hats as possible to help us hit our target of 8,000.

“It’s been a challenging time for everyone, but this is a really fun campaign to get involved in and it’s a great activity to do whilst we’re all spending more time at home.

“The money raised from these little hats will make a big difference to the lives of older people in our area, many of whom have been badly affected by the pandemic.

“Every hat knitted will help to fund our hugely important services, including befriending, information and advice, and gentle exercise classes.”

For more information on The Big Knit contact Age UK Solihull’s Fundraising team on 0121 704 7842 (leave a message), email events@ageuksolihull.org.uk or visit www.ageuk.org.uk/solihull/big-knit.

Send completed hats by Friday, October 8, 2021 to Age UK Solihull, Lower Ground Floor, The Core, Central Library Building, Homer Road, Solihull, B91 3RG. Don’t forget your name and contact details so Age UK Solihull can thank you.

For hat designs visit www.ageuk.org.uk/solihull/big-knit or www.thebigknit.co.uk or call the number above to have the patterns posted to you.

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