THE efforts of Anglesey knitters are bringing comfort to people with dementia.

The Holyhead RNIB knit and natter group collected dozens of baby dolls and teddies for a special project.

The group’s visually impaired members and sighted volunteers knitted colourful clothes for the toys, which are being distributed to several care homes on the island.

Organiser Fay Jones said: “We heard that people with dementia, and other older people in care homes, often take comfort from cuddling a teddy or by holding a baby doll.

“So, we made it our Christmas project to help. Many of our ladies have very little sight and they have done an amazing job along with our wonderful volunteers.

"They made some beautiful clothes for the teddies and dolls.”

Among the group’s other projects include knitting scarves for RNLI crew members on Anglesey and the Cornish singing group Fisherman’s Friends.

The knit and natter group was founded by RNIB volunteer Fay Jones, from Holyhead. Fay has sight loss due to macular degeneration and works to help prevent blind and partially sighted people feeling isolated.

The group offers the opportunity to socialise, learn new skills in a supportive and friendly environment.

Fay also holds a Listening Book group which meets every first Thursday of the month at the Holyhead Library, from l- 3pm.

The knitters meet every Monday 1-3pm , at the "Pod", Market Street, Holyhead. New members to both groups are welcome.