Time to get knitting in aid of the elderly for winter 2014

If you are a keen knitter it’s time to whip out your knitting needles in a bid to make sure elderly people in Scotland maintain a good standard of living and don’t go cold this winter.

Age Scotland is calling on nimble-fingered knitters to whip out their wool and needles and create little woolly hats for The Big Knit.

A spokesman for Age Scotland said that The Big Knit was in its 11th year. The joint campaign between Innocent drinks and Age UK, was calling on budding milliners to get inventive and knit miniature woolly hats to adorn Innocent smoothie bottles, which will be sold in stores nationwide from February 2015 to raise money to help Scotland’s elderly.

“For each be-hatted smoothie sold in Scotland, Innocent will donate 25p to help Age Scotland fund its work, aimed at supporting older people across the country to enjoy a better later life.

“Age Scotland is calling on local knitters to get as many hats as possible to them by October 24, to help the charity achieve its target of 60,000,” said the spokesman.

Brian Sloan, Chief Executive at Age Scotland, 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 money to fund our work across Scotland.”

Knitters can contact Age Scotland to get a free hat pattern. Send completed hats to The Big Knit, Age Scotland, Causewayside House, 160 Causewayside, Edinburgh EH10 6XB. Anyone who doesn’t want to knit can send a £3 donation.