It’s always heartwarming to stumble upon a project raising awareness about fuel poverty and how it affects vulnerable people. Many organisations are creating fun schemes to raise awareness and money to help people to keep warm and keep healthy.
Macmillan Cancer Support are currently running their Infi-Knit campaign. The tagline is ‘Get Knitting and Change Lives’ and they are asking anybody who navigates onto the website to submit what makes them feel warm in winter. Each of the messages are then being knitted mechanically onto a giant scarf that will act as a petition and will be presented to the governement to emphasise the impact of fuel poverty. The site also includes a live webcam, so you can watch your message being created!
Age UK have also been running a knitting related campaign this winter. The Big Knit 2010 asked knitters of all ages to create wooly hats for Innocent Smoothie bottles. Innocent then donated money to Age UK for each hat knitted, to go towards reducing fuel poverty for elderly people this winter, and this year they raised £177, 976!
If you hear about any other warming winter campaigns this year, please do not hesitate to let us know.
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