A little woolly help goes a long way

The team at Inchwater Home Care, enlisted help from members of the local community, Whitfield Farmer’s Market and the Deal Centre for the Retired to get knitting, in order to make this year’s Innocent smoothies Big Knit campaign as successful as possible.

Owner of Inchwater, Paul Watts, took to the streets to encourage local people to take on the Big Knit challenge and was overwhelmed by the response. Delighted to offer their support in the form of free window adverts, Paul gathered backing from a number of local independent stores across Dover, Deal and Sandwich.

Paul managed to collect more than 2000 hats and was delighted with the success of the local campaign. He commented, “As a company who specialise in providing care to older people in their own homes, this is a campaign which is extremely close to our hearts. I’m ecstatic with the amount of hats the community has been able to produce, I couldn’t have done it without the support of our local independent stores nor members of the Whitfield Farmer’s Market and Deal Centre for the Retired. We appreciate everyone who took the time to get involved, even those who couldn’t knit were able to spread the word and encourage others to support such a worthy cause.”

The tiny hats will adorn Innocent smoothie bottles across the nation and 25p from each bottle 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.

To find out more about the services provided by Inchwater Home Care, please call: 01304 241684.