A NEW knitting group will make blankets for refugees in Syria.

The new Headington knitting and crochet group will run on the fourth Wednesday of every month, kick-starting on August 28.

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Each session the group will use donated needles, yarn and patterns to make blankets, jumpers, hats and gloves to send to two good causes: the refugees in Syria and Knit for Peace – a group promoting the hobby in hospital and women's refuges.

The group will meet at Headington Baptist Church on Old High Street in Headington from 1.15 until 2.45pm.