A ‘MOUSEWIFE’, ‘Knitting Nana Mouse’ and ‘Harry Potter Mouse’ are among hundreds of mice knitted by two fundraising sisters.

Retired Reverend Gill Williams, 63, and sister Barbara Fry, 71, both of King’s Fee, in Monmouth have so far sold 600 hand-made ‘Dingestow Church Mice’ to raise more than £650 towards providing toilets at St Dingat’s Church, Dingestow.

The mice take two hours each to knit and are sold in Brian Williams’ Shop, St Mary Street and Dingestow Stores and at events for £1.

“The mice are far more popular than we could have hoped, with many people collecting whole families,” said Mrs Williams.

“It is so rewarding that these little mice seem to have caught people’s imagination.

“We have had wonderful stories about the uses they have been put to – including teaching aids for numeracy skills and parenting classes.

“We are hoping to raise £1,000,” she added.

The mice even have their own mobile stall known as The Mouse Hole which visits schools and fetes and have a Facebook page.

The Vicar of St Dingat’s Church, the Reverend Simon Guest said the parish is grateful to the duo for their hard work and helping to raise funds for the church.

To enter a competition to find the mouse photographed in the most unusual place, send your contact details together with the name and size of the mouse to Faith House, 82 Kings Fee, Monmouth, NP25 5BQ by December 1.