The leaves have started showing off their golden colours, scarves are being dug out from the bottom of the wardrobe and some of us have even dared to put our heating on. Winter is approaching. But it's not all doom and gloom, the start of the chill also means Innocent restart their Big Knit campaign, hurrah! and this year we want you to get involved too.
The colder months can be tough for a lot of people, as many as 25,000 older people's lives are at risk because of the cold and the lovely lot at Innocent just couldn't have that. Back in 2003, they had an idea. They asked some older people, and some younger people, to knit little woolly hats which they slipped onto their smoothies, and for each one sold they made a donation of 25p to Age UK.
helping vulnerable older people to stay warm despite the winter chill.
20,000 hot meals
to be delivered by friendly volunteers to older people who would otherwise struggle to cook for themselves.
10,000 emergency heaters
for older people at serious risk of the cold.
21,511 essential Winter Warmth packs
• A fleecy blanket
• Thermal socks
• Thermal cup
• Hot water bottle
• Thermal hot water bottle cover
• Room thermometer
• Soup packets