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From Needles To Noggins: Age UK Isle Of Wight's Hand-Knitted Hats Help Spread Warmth

Age UK Isle of Wight is continuing its ongoing "Spread The Warmth" campaign.

This year's Winter campaign aims to spread warmth and raise awareness of the challenges faced by older people during the colder months.

Age UK Isle of Wight is fortunate to have a talented group of volunteer knitters who have played a role in the success of the widely recognised Big Knit, where Age UK have partnered with Innocent Smoothie in the past.

As an independent brand partner of Age UK, Age UK Isle of Wight has consistently participated in this nationwide campaign.

Building upon this success, the local charity invited their knitters to create winter warmers that can bring comfort and warmth to those in need.

In addition to hats, there has also been a selection of hand-knitted twiddle muffs, offering sensory aids those with dementia, and blankets that have been distributed at the local hospital by Age UK Isle of Wight's team based at St Mary's.

The items themselves are free of charge, but the campaign encourages any contribution that individuals can afford towards them.

These winter warmers are currently available in various locations, including the Riverside Centre, Pyle Street Panty, and Utilita.

By participating in the Spread The Warmth campaign, individuals can not only provide warmth to those in need but also support Age UK Isle of Wight's core services and projects.

Age UK Isle of Wight is committed to improving the lives of older people and addressing the challenges they face.

Through initiatives like the Spread The Warmth campaign, the organisation aims to make a positive impact and create a community where everyone feels included.

To sponsor an item and support the cause, individuals can text "AGE3" to 70711.

By donating just £3, you can contribute to Age UK Isle of Wight's core services, such as the Good Neighbour Scheme and Digital Friendly Island service that will see more demand in the colder season.

Every donation makes a difference in the lives of older people in the community.

Find out more about Spread The Warmth and Age UK Isle of Wight by visiting their website at or calling 525282.

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