Sunday, 24 August 2008

the big knit

the outcast knitting marathon

So you didn't know that knitting is a sporting activity??? Well it is and we are going to host a knitting marathon in aid of the Big Knit 2008

What’s the Big Knit?
Every year innocent run a campaign to get folks up and down the land to knit little hats for their smoothie bottles. For every behatted bottle sold, Sainsburys and innocent will give 50p per bottle sold to Age Concern to help keep older people warm in winter.

Why are we doing it?
It’s a really sad and largely unknown fact that every winter, over 25,000 older people die from cold related illnesses. It’s tough for many to get enough food, warmth or activity to stay fit and healthy. The money raised from The Big Knit goes towards providing hot meals, blankets and advice to older people on how to keep their houses warm.

How can I help?
Last year The Big Knit raised over £200,000 for Age Concern and this year they’re looking to raise lots lots more. So they’d love our help.

All we need to do is knit a little hat and pop it in the post. All the knitting patterns are available here and we will bring more along on the day, including yarn, needles and a lot of knitter natter.

Join us at Picnic, from 2.30pm on Sunday 28 September for a knitting marathon.

Last year we got a top knitter award, what this year?

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