THERE is a chance to share a much-loved hobby with good company at a village group.

Wolverley Memorial Community Café hosts a ‘Knit and Natter’ session every Thursday afternoon.

Around 12 women from the local area meet up every week to get on with their knitting, enjoy coffee and cake and have a chat.

Founder member Diane Allen says they are a lovely, friendly group.

“Anyone is welcome to come along and join in,” said Diane.

“We started meeting in January last year and it has really taken off with new people joining all the time.”

The women have been knitting teddies and other items for the charity ‘Crafting for Communities’ which donates hand-made goods to hospitals and care homes in the region.

Children in hospital love the teddies, scrub bags have been made for nurses and soothing scrunchies for dementia patients.

Sally Wagstaff is another regular of the group who explains it is a really good way to meet people.

She said: “It’s a way to make new friends and to do something you feel good about.

"It gets you out of the house to do something interesting.”

New member Hazel Garrad said: “It’s a lovely, welcoming group in a very friendly café.

"We even get treated to cake sometimes!”

The group meets at Wolverley Memorial Café, Shatterford Lane, every Thursday from 2pm until 3.30pm.

Everyone is welcome to just turn up.