Fight loneliness with the Big Knit challenge

This year Age UK has partnered with innocent to bring back the Big Knit challenge – a charity initiative that helps raise money to fight loneliness.

If you’re a knitter looking for a fun project, this is the initiative for you. These adorable hats are placed on smoothie bottles, and a portion of the proceeds of each sale are donated to Age UK.

Since it first launched in 2003, people have knitted over 7 million hats and raised an amazing £2.4 million for charity.

Get involved

You can find all the information you need to get involved from the Age UK website.  You can select from the list of colourful and creative patterns from the website or create your own unique design; it’s a great away to use up leftover bits of wool and can be done on your own in front of the TV or together with a group of friends.

When you’re finished, you can drop them off at your local Age UK or mail them in. Hats will be placed on smoothie bottles in major retailers all over the country throughout the winter.

Have you ever heard of the Big Knit challenge? Have you taken part in similar initiatives before? Share your experiences in the comments below 


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