Keeping busy during lockdown has proved a challenge for many - but for Nick and Teresa Jones it provided the perfect opportunity to train a puppy to be a Hearing Dog.

The dog is called Ciara and she is the third such puppy the animal loving pair have taken in while it is training to become the ears of a deaf person.

Hearing dogs provide a vital service for deaf people, alerting them when necessary to doorbells and telephones and helping them stay safe.

Nick and Teresa are members of the Windsor Lions club, which has been raising money for good causes since it were founded in 1961.

They are not the only members to have been taking on projects during lockdown, when the usual fundraising activities have had to stop.

Ex-president of the Lions club John Jenkins has signed up to be an NHS responder for Call and Chat while Tiia Stephens has been operating her Well Being Hub providing sustenance to key workers, ably assisted by Diane Purchase and soon-to-be-member Martin Shea.

Paul and Carol Maxwell have been busy assisting with the Windsor Foodshare by packing up hundreds of food parcels for delivery around the town to those who need some help.

The Lions are also operating a 'call' coordinating service connecting volunteer helpers to residents in Windsor town centre who are either self-isolating, shielding or vulnerable. The Hub responds to requests ranging from shopping to collecting prescriptions or just befriending.

Individual requests for help are also being received and investigated: they often involve providing help for people who are struggling to make ends meet at this present time.

Meanwhile Windsor Lions are planning for their popular Santa Sleigh outings in December and hope they can go ahead around the streets of Windsor and in Peascod Street - provided Santa has not had to furlough his Elves and they will not have to socially distance.