Staff and students collaborate for charity

Wednesday 06-12-2017 - 13:46


NTSU Knit Soc and the NTU Big Knitters staff group have joined forces to make 1,000 hats for the Innocent Drinks project!


Staff and students have been meeting fortnightly to make little hats that will be sold to raise money for Age UK. The hats are sent to Innocent to be put on top of their smoothie bottles for their campaign, 'The Innocent Big Knit' and for every bottle sold, Innocent donates 25p to the charity.


The money raised goes towards fighting loneliness for older people by funding activities at local Age UK centres, such as lunches and dances classes. 


President of Knit Soc, Elizabeth Teasdale, said: “It's an amazing opportunity for our society to team up with NTU staff to do something that is not only fun, but also helps to raise money for such a good cause. We really believe that it's important to give back where we can; knowing that this project can help impact local elderly people's lives at the Age UK Centre near the University is such a great feeling!”


Cen Mustafa, a member of NTU Big Knitters, added: “We are so excited to be working with NTU Knit Soc on this project – it gives staff and students a chance to meet and do something for the local community in a fun and creative way.”


You can keep up to date with their progress via social media at @NTUKnitSoc.


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