Mental health charity Norfolk and Waveney Mind is calling on all knitters and stitchers to get crafty for Christmas.

People are being asked to make twiddle mitts and blankets for those living with dementia, to be donated to local residents and nursing homes for Christmas.

Items can be taken to the charity’s drop-in centre at 4 Poplar Avenue, Heacham.

Colourful knits with textured items such as buttons, zips, pockets and beads can give comfort, sensory stimulation and help reduce stress.

Sharon Pitt, social development manager at the local Mind, said: “This is a great way to beat the lockdown blues and enjoy the wellbeing benefits of getting crafty, while helping other people in our community.”

The centre is open 10.30am to 2.30pm on Tuesdays and Saturdays. Last date for donations is December 15.