Grace is 103 and is knitting small woolly hats – but she needs your help.

The centenarian is knitting non-stop to raise money for Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees – but more knitters are needed.

Age UK has teamed up with Innocent smoothies to put woolly hats on bottles as part of the Innocent Big Knit.

For every bottle (with a hat) sold, 25p will be donated a local Age UK, helping combat loneliness in older people.

A spokesman for Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees appealed for help and said: “Now more than ever we need people’s support to help older people return back to a normal life after the pandemic.

Hats off to the Innocent Big Knit

“If you’re a knitter, or are in a local knitting group, please let us know if you can help! We can collect the hats from you or you can drop them off at our shop in Halifax.”

There are many funky patterns to have a go at

For more information contact Nikki on or if you can’t knit but would like to donate go to