RESIDENTS at Burnworthy House in South Petherton have been knitting for months to produce blankets for the RSPCA to ensure animals are warm this winter.

Residents of the Somerset Care run home have also created knitted pom-poms for kittens and puppies to play with.

Each week ten to 15 residents took part in the knitting group with help from staff and Gwen Trott, a resident’s daughter.

Burnworthy House manager Karen Roberts said: “We are really pleased with what everyone has achieved and the effort and commitment they have put in. We are hoping to do a similar project in 2013 for the Cats’ Protection League.”