A crafter turning 100 next month is selling homemade crafts for charity this weekend.

Amelia Neal, known as Mim and turning 100 in December, is helping fellow residents of Parkside View in Chiltern Road, St Albans, to sell craft items for the Alzheimer's Society.

Ms Neal is part of a group of crafters who meet in their communal lounge every Tuesday to make items from trinket boxes to cards, and special Christmas crafts in the run up to the festive season.

The mother of two, grandmother of two, and great-grandmother of four, said she doesn't want a big fuss for her centenary, but her neighbours have organised a party and her family are keeping their celebrations a surprise.

She said: "I have a wonderful caring family which I would say is my secret to living as long as I have – that and my love for crafts.

"I’ve been sewing and making things for decades which keep my mind and my body active."

The widow of nearly 30 years added that Ridgeway Church offered a table to the crafters and the charity is close to her heart.

She added: "I have a family member living with Alzheimer’s disease and it is surprising once you get talking to others just how many are affected.

"My family have been very well supported by the charity and this is a way to show my appreciation."

The sale will take place at Ridgeway Church, Sandringham School, St Albans, on November 12 from 11.30am, after the service which is open to the public at 10am.