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Age UK and Innocent smoothies have teamed up to raise money to outline the difficulties elderly people can face in cold weather
Eager knitters helped to raise money for the elderly last week by knitting mini-hats.
A knit-in last week at Hobbycraft in Hall Lane, Chingford, saw customers and staff knit the tiny hats for an awareness and fundraising drive outlining the difficulties the elderly can face when the temperature drops.
The hats will be displayed on Innocent smoothie bottles throughout the UK and for every bottle sold Innocent will donate 25p to the charity.
Store manager Craig Woodward-Dack said: “It’s great to get involved in this event and to enjoy using our love of craft to help the elderly in this way.
“Our colleagues and customers really got behind this good cause and had fun knitting and decorating lots of mini-hats.”
The hats, currently decorating the store as bunting, will be handed over to the local Age UK representative on Saturday and anyone wishing to donate more hats to the store can still do so.
Hobbycraft staff will know the total number of hats on Saturday.
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