FROM charity donations to planning future fundraising events through virtual meetings, the coronavirus lockdown has changed how one group operates in Bracknell.

The Easthampstead Rotarians has managed to donate nearly £2,000 to foodbanks in Bracknell and Wokingham as well as support Home-Start in Bracknell, a local charity who support parents.

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As well as this, £650 has been donated to help Bracknell Samaritans during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Peter Von Bergen, Easthampstead Rotary member, said: "Living with COVID-19 is a challenge we're all facing ... it has simply changed the way we live! And as Easthampstead Rotarians, we're adapting to our brave new world. We have held our first planning meeting via Zoom during which our organising group agreed donations to several local charities, discussed future events, and welcomed our latest new member."

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A further £1,000 has been donated to Coram life Education Wessex and Thames Valley from proceeds collected in the clubs Wokingham Fireworks.

Despite the coronavirus cancelled the annual 3 Counties Cycle Ride, keen cyclists can take part in a community challenge which will also contribute to charities in the community.