Knit for Age Action charity

MEMBERS of Irish band Royseven are urging the people of Louth to knit woolly hats.

MEMBERS of Irish band Royseven are urging the people of Louth to knit woolly hats.

The words ‘you should be knitters and so should your friends’ have been put to the music of their No 1 hit single We should be Lovers.

Three members of the band – Paul Walsh, Eamonn Barrett and Bernard O’Neill - came together with tennis player, Conor Niland, fashion designer, Heidi Higgins and Bohemians FC players, Barry Murphy, Aidan Price and Keith Buckley to launch Innocent Big Knit in aid of Age Action Ireland.

The campaign aims to raise €20,000 for the charity which will go towards their winter public education campaign which informs older people how to stay well warm and healthy in their homes during the winter months.

Innocent Big Knit is looking for people nationwide to knit 80,000 little woolly hats by mid October. These little hats will then be modelled by innocent fruit smoothie bottles and sold in shops nationwide from early November. For every woolly hat wearing smoothie sold, innocent will give 25 cent to Age Action. www.innocentdrinks.ie/thebigknit

The deadline for receipt of hats for the charity campaign is Friday 14 October and completed little hats should be sent to: The Innocent Big Knit, Fruit Towers, 120 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2 or they can be dropped into any local Age Action store nationwide.

Both Innocent and Age Action ask that knitters include their name and address so that they can be thanked. For more information, knitting instructions and variety of knitting patterns, log on to www.innocentdrinks.ie/thebigknit.

Age Action is Ireland’s leading charity for older people. Its aim is to make Ireland the best place in the world in which to grow older. Age Action campaigns for better policies and services for older people. It also provides a range of services for older people, such as a dedicated information service.