The craft group from Wednesday’s Meeting Place have been very busy over the last few weeks and together with Burnham Library’s Sew, Knit and Natter and Cippenham Library’s Chit Chat Club have made more than 700 hats for Innocent’s Big Knit .
Innocent’s aim is to help Age UK provide things like blankets, hot water bottles, hot meals and social gatherings for older people because as many as 24,000 people die needlessly because of the cold every winter. Many others spend the time lonely and isolated, unable to heat their homes and struggling to get out and about.
Innocent have asked some older people, and some younger people, to knit little woolly hats. They put the hats on their smoothies, and for each one sold they make a donation of 25p to Age UK. Watch out for them in shops in February 2015.
If you’d like to get involved and knit a hat stop by one of the groups mentioned above to find out more or if you can’t wait and want to get knitting here are some knitting patterns.
Bill Brown, from Cippenham, began attending the art sessions two years ago and said it had helped him rediscover a love for a former hobby.
“Thanks to The Well my art is revived,” said Bill. “I have found something.
“I know every morning when I wake up I have something to do.
“The Well has been vital in me rediscovering my art.
“Everybody is so supportive. This particular group of people have become very important to me.”