Big Knit is a huge success

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The eighth Big Knit aimed to smash the £1 million mark of total money raised over the campaign’s history by knitting 650,000 little hats nationally.

Age UK Milton Keynes is delighted to announce that their kind supporters have helped the Big Knit 2011 reach that target by knitting more than twice as many hats as last year, raising over £1,100 which will help the charity to continue providing support to local older people.

The total number of hats knitted for Age UK Milton Keynes is 4,520, a magnificent 239 of which were knitted by ladies who go to the Kitchener Centre which provides day care for vulnerable and frail older people from Olney and surroundings villages. The ladies were thrilled to put into practice skills which were learnt in childhood and have never been forgotten.

Chief Executive of Age UK Milton Keynes Jane Palmer said “All of the money raised through the hats knitted in Milton Keynes goes directly to our services, allowing us to continue providing support to older people in the borough of Milton Keynes. We would like to thank everyone who has joined in the Big Knit 2011. Their enthusiasm and generosity in setting-to with the knitting needles has been extraordinary. Whether people have knitted five or a hundred and five, we are very grateful for all their efforts.”

For more information please contact Age UK Milton Keynes on 01908 550700