A former community warden who gave up her job to found her own charity has set up a 'drop by' hub providing refreshments and hot food to key workers.

Tiia Stephens founded her charity Driven Forward to provide trips and outings to vulnerable adults. But when lockdown made that impossible she switched to helping in other ways - hence the hub in the car park at Alexandra Gardens.

She said: "I was getting a bit frustrated that it was becoming almost impossible to carry on with my usual activities so I had a think and came up with the idea of the Community Wellbeing Hub.

"Key workers have very hard and busy jobs and with most cafes and restaurants closed it's difficult to grab a hot drink and something to eat while on their breaks or working round the town.

"They seem to really like and appreciate what is on offer at the hub. I am really grateful for all the donations, cooking and baking done by the wonderful volunteers that make it possible to support our key workers."

The volunteers enabled Tiia to set up the hub in March soon after lockdown started. It also provides daily home cooked meals and essential food packages three or four times a week to 12 homeless people in temporary bed and breakfast during lockdown.

Tiia has been helped all the way by volunteer Martin Shea and is delighted that he has agreed to join her as a member of Windsor Lions when lockdown eases up.