5:00pm Sunday 11th August 2013
NIMBLE fingered knitters have been asked to whip out their wool and needles to help Age UK Dudley.
Budding milliners up and down the country have been supporting the Big Knit for the last decade by creating millions of little woolly hats to sit on top of Innocent smoothie bottles as part of Age UK’s Spread the Warmth campaign.
For each be-hatted smoothie sold from November, Innocent will give 25p to the charity, which will help to fund national and local winter projects.
To get the ball rolling, a knitting social event will be held on Monday August 19 at Brierley Hill Methodist Church, Bank Street from noon to 4pm.
Jenny Worwood, project co-ordinator at Age UK Dudley, 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 funds for vital local winter projects.”
Knitters can also get a free hat pattern from the charity’s centre on Cradley Road, Netherton and start knitting at home.
Those who don’t fancy making a hat themselves, can donate wool at the centre.
For more information contact Age UK Dudley on 01384 354651 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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