Friday, July 1, 2022

Put your knitting needles together for Age UK in the 2022 Big Knit Campaign with Innocent Smoothies

It’s Mental Health Awareness Week and what better way to stimulate mind and fingers than supporting your local Age UK via the 2022 Big Knit Campaign with Innocent Smoothies.

It’s the final push to reach Lincoln & South Lincolnshire’s 30,000 little hat target.

Each little hat is purchased by Innocent Smoothies for 25p and has since its launch in 2003 raised just under £3million for older people across the country.

We’ve all experienced loneliness, disconnection, and isolation during the pandemic but Age UK is here to support those who still may not see or talk to someone week to week.

Those without friends, family, the ability to nip to the shops or be digitally up to date with internet, phones or tablets benefit from Age UK Lincoln & South Lincolnshire’s mission to together, end loneliness. Each little hat supports both people at home to have a focus, benefitting mental health and stimulation and those accessing vital services.

Age UK are on the final push and are asking for our communities’ help, coming together to knit 6390 little hats to reach the 30,000 needed.

These woolly masterpieces are knitted and crocheted by thousands of legendary volunteers. Hats will be back on bottles in 2022. Anyone can get involved – whether you’re a pro or a novice you can find some funky knitting patterns to try here

Age UK have until 15 July to gather the remaining 6390 little hats and you can see a beautiful video on Age UK’s website showing just what a difference they make to people in Lincoln & South Lincolnshire.

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