School goes knitting crazy to help keep people warm

Lavant House School taking part in Age UK and innocent's Big Knit ' they have knitted over 400 little hats as part of the campaign to help raise funds to help older people in winter
Lavant House School taking part in Age UK and innocent's Big Knit ' they have knitted over 400 little hats as part of the campaign to help raise funds to help older people in winter

PUPILS have got behind Age UK’s Big Knit by creating more than 400 little hats that will raise vital funds to help older people keep warm and well in winter.

The Lavant House students, along with their parents, grandparents and teachers, have joined knitters across the country in whipping out their knitting needles and creating miniature woolly hats to adorn Innocent smoothie bottles, which will be sold in stores nationwide from February, 2015.

For each be-hatted smoothie sold, innocent will donate 25p to Age UK – supporting older people during winter.

Headmistress at Lavant House School, Caroline Horton said: “Getting involved in The Big Knit has been a lovely opportunity, not only to help raise funds for Age UK, but it has given grandparents an opportunity to teach their granddaughters to knit.

“We’ve really enjoyed creating the hats with patterns including fruits, tortoises, sheep, spiders and owls.”

For more than a decade, budding knitters across the UK have been supporting Age UK and Innocent’s Big Knit by creating hats as part of the Spread the Warmth campaign.

Each winter, one older person dies 
every seven minutes because of the cold weather.

The Big Knit has raised vital funds to support local and national winter projects to help older people keep warm in winter.

For more information on The Big Knit go to www.ageuk.org.uk/bigknit or contact Age UK at bigknit@ageuk.org.uk.

Although the deadline for making this year’s hats has now passed, you can still back the campaign by texting ’knit’ to 70004 to make a £3 donation to Age UK.