TALENTED craftswomen from Ruthin have between them generously knitted scores of hats, scarves and gloves for homeless people in Wrexham this winter, in time for Christmas.

The ladies are all members of the Ruthin Knit & Natter group, which meets every Thursday evening at 7pm above the Conservative Club.

Organiser Jan Thomas, who also runs the Wayfarer Woolshop in Well Street, Ruthin, said: “Over the summer, when we were told of a need for warm winter clothing to help homeless people in Wrexham, the ladies felt called to action.

"Since then, we have knitted a range of winter supplies for men and women alongside our usual garments.

"The clothing is dropped off with Given to Shine - Homeless Outreach, who then ensures that homeless people receive the items.

"Even better, because scarves for example are relatively easy to knit, it means that anyone can join in, whether they have knitted all their lives or for just a short time.”

The knitters welcome newcomers to their weekly sessions, whether experienced or novices.

Jan added: “No matter your own level, there’s always support and help available from the group, regardless of what you may be knitting.

"The atmosphere is always very warm, friendly and inviting.”

Anyone interested in further information can call Jan Thomas on 01824 707949.