Members of Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin day centres and dementia groups will get to enjoy some lovely blankets thanks to the talented knitters at Loppington social knitting and crocheting group, ‘Needles and Pins’

The small group with around eight members, meet weekly to produce wonderful hand crafted items. The blankets were originally knitted for the Church Festival at St Michael and All Angels in Loppington but once the festival had finished they decided to donate the blankets to benefit local older people

Margaret Stokes, a member of Needles and Pins, said: “We wanted to donate these blankets to the community and we felt Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin was a deserving cause. I am delighted that the charity can use them for their members”.

Emma Wilde, senior day services coordinator at Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin, said: “These blankets are truly beautiful, hand crafted items and we will certainly be able to put them to good use in our day centres and dementia services once these resume. I am very grateful to the members of the Loppington Knitting and Crochet Group for their generosity”.

To keep up to date with day services provided by Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin you can visit their website on Alternatively you can call the charity on 01743 233 123, leave a message with your name and telephone number.

Pictured: Emma Wilde & Rachel Rich from Age UK Shropshire Telford & Wrekin Day services team with Margaret Stokes, Loppington knitting and crocheting group.