A group of women from Penryn Methodist Church have spent the winter knitting away to provide less fortunate children in Cornwall and abroad with warm clothes and soft toys.

Around 20 members of the Penryn Pop-In organisation, who meet every Monday in the Methodist Church Hall, have knitted 321 garments and teddy bears which will be taken to Camborne Wesley Church next month before being distributed to children in need around the world.

Organiser Rose Webber said: "The ladies all come along and bring their knitting every week, and come to have a chat.

"We have a raffle where all the proceeds go to charity, and over the last three years we have given £1,420 to different charities.

"We just really enjoy coming along. Most of them live on their own, and it's company for a few hours."

She added: "It really started with the fish-and-chip babies, when babies were being born and wrapped in news paper.

"Some of the stuff goes to Cornwall social services as well."