KEEN Knitters at The Forbury Residential Home in Leominster are casting on to knit clothes and blankets for babies to raise money for the Residents Fund.

Residents Margaret Smith, Avril Meredith and Robina Duggan have formed a knitting group named The Forbury Knickers Knitters Group.

The knitting group allows residents to relive old memories; to share life stories and generally to enjoy their shared company.

Margaret Smith is actively encouraging other residents to join in, because it evokes some positive memories for everyone and gives them an additional opportunity to bond with each other and with their families.

The Forbury would like to express a big thanks to Carol Williams, sister-in-law of Avril Meredith, for kindly donating wool.

They would also like to extend their 'huge thanks and appreciation' to S&A Produce UK LTD, Brook Farm (Marden) for very kindly donating strawberries for the Forbury Fete – which is to be held at the Forbury Residential Home on Friday, September 6, from 2pm onwards, to raise money for the Residents Fund and to which there is an open invitation to anyone wishing to come along.