A DOG lover who is nearly 90-years-old has knitted 450 blankets and coats for the Dogs Trust in Basildon.

Maisie Green, 89, hand knits blankets and dog coats for the rehoming centre on Nevendon Road.

Ms Green donates her knitted creations to the centre three times a year, and gets her family to help her to take them there.

Over the years she has knitted an estimated 450 items for the dogs at the centre to enjoy.

She said: “I love knitting and I love dogs, so this combines both wonderfully. It takes me three days to knit a blanket and one day to knit a doggy coat.

“It keeps me busy and often I like to knit whilst watching television.

“I’m delighted to be helping the four-legged residents at the centre in some way.”

She is one of a number of volunteers helping to support the charity.