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The Knitted Hats are in Shops Now

Written On by cedarcare in Leicestershire Care Home


What’s with the little hats?


Making winter warmer for old people

As many as 24,000 people die needlessly because of the cold every winter. Many others spend the time lonely and isolated, unable to heat their homes and struggling to get out and about.

Back in 2003 Age UK and The Innocent Big Knit Project had an idea. They asked some older people, and some younger people, to knit little woolly hats. They put those hats on smoothies, and for each one sold they made a donation of 25p to Age UK.

The idea snowballed and so far the people of the UK have knitted an astonishing 4 million hats (that’s a shed load of hats). Together we’ve raised over £1.5m, and raised awareness of the great work done by charities like Age UK.

Please keep an eye out in the shops… you may even spot the ones that we have knitted… please support this good cause.