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Craft group support winter warmth campaign

SEVEN keen crafters from Stafford have been knitting special hats in support of a national winter warmth campaign.

The craft group from Lichfield Court Independent Living Scheme, run by Stafford and Rural Homes, have created colourful hats to support the ‘Big Knit’ campaign being run by Age UK and Innocent smoothies.

“We are always looking for craft different projects to get involved with and supporting this campaign has been really enjoyable for the group and will also hopefully help a fantastic cause supporting older people,” said Christine Goodall, a tutor at Stafford College, who has been leading the craft group at Lichfield Court for over 16 years.

Current group members Madeline Harrison, Mildred Eaton, Dorothy Wilson, Iris Burgess, Margaret Wood and Cynthia Lambert meet each Wednesday to socialise and create a range of different crafts.

“The craft group is just one of a number of popular activities that take place at Lichfield Court and all of our Independent Living Schemes in the borough which allow our customers to socialise and stay healthy and active,” said Kath Croft, Independent Living Co-ordinator at Lichfield Court.

The ‘Big Knit’ campaign is asking people to knit and donate special hats which will be put onto special Innocent smoothie bottles on sale in branches of ASDA, Boots, Morrison’s Sainsbury’s, Tesco and WHSmith throughout November. 

For every bottle with a hat sold Innocent will donate 25p towards Age UK’s efforts to support older and vulnerable people keep warm this winter.

For more details on the campaign visit the Big Knit website at

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