A new knitting club has started up at Oak House care home in Wexham.

Rachael Cresdee, the lifestyle co-ordinator at Oak House had the idea for the club and soon residents, members of their families and staff at the care home had joined.

Recently the dedicated knitters have been selling their knitted poppies to raise money for this year's poppy appeal.

They have also donated 25 poppies to St Peter's Hospital in Chertsey, where staff were so impressed they asked them to knit woollen muffs for patients with dementia.

Word has now spread to the point where Slough Outreach, the organisation that aims to help the homeless and vulnerable in and around the town has 'placed an order' for hats and gloves.

Mrs Cresdee said: "We have been running a year now and it has been a great success.

Oak House opened in 2009 and prides itself on encouraging residents to keep up with their favourite hobbies and to try new things.