A little woolly help goes a long way

Spreading the warmth
Spreading the warmth

The team at Home Instead Senior Care Sutton Coldfield, who provide care to older people to help them remain in their own homes, have been working their fingers to the bone, in order to knit a total of 332 miniscule hats in just 3 weeks, to support Age UK in their 2012 Big Knit campaign.

The campaign is one that sees the community take on the knitting challenge, creating little woolly hats to place on the top of Innocent smoothie bottles. With every hat sold, a donation of 25p from Innocent will go towards Age UK’s ‘Spread the Warmth’ campaign, which is aiming to make winter warmer for 360,000 people by providing information, advice and practical services to help keep older people warm and well in the winter months.

Owner of Home Instead, Sally Clough, who once ran her very own knitting shop, was the perfect lady to get involved. Sally enlisted the help of as many local people as she could and along with her own contribution, managed to knit a fantastic number of hats. She commented, “I’m ecstatic with the amount of hats we have been able to produce. As we work with older people on a daily basis; Age UK is a charity that is near and dear to our hearts, so I really appreciate everyone who took the time to get involved. The community made a great effort to catch the knitting fever with us in aid of such a worthy cause.”

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home