WINCHESTER Rotary Club has been busy since the start of lockdown.

During the health crisis, it has started a number of community initiatives to help both key workers and people self isolating.

An early project was the purchase of DVDs, games, puzzles, cards and other items, which were delivered to HMP Winchester.

The aim was to help alleviate conditions for both prisoners and staff.

Staff at both Henry Beaufort School and Peter Symonds College have been making protective visors, which Winchester Rotary members – with help from Worthy Runners – have delivered to a number of care homes and local businesses.

As a result of the Crowdfunding initiative by Deborah Philbrow of Hursley Workroom and a donation from Winchester Rotary, 380 sets of the scrubs being made by Deborah and her team will be donated to care homes.

Several Winchester Rotarians live in Kings Worthy and a recent initiative to collect food for the Basics Bank resulted in more than 100 items of food being collected in boxes and placed at strategic locations. Local photographer Sam Gavins is taking a series of photos of householders during lockdown, as part of a fundraising project.