The community-run Swan pub in Clewer has donated £1,000 to help families in Windsor and Maidenhead get back on their feet after difficult times.

Coca-Cola has provided the funds after the Mill Lane pub won the Keeping the Community Entertained category at the company's Great British Pub Awards.

The Friends of The Swan group which runs the pub organised more than 30 online events during the first national lockdown, to keep the community spirit alive and to combat loneliness and isolation.

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Their efforts won them the £1,000 prize from Coca Cola and the logical charity to present it to was to Family Friends, which supports families in difficulties across the Royal Borough.

Family Friends' director of services Tracy Muschamp and trustees' chairman Simon Foy just beat the lockdown by visiting the pub on Wednesday to receive the money from Anne Tebbatt and Rachel Cross, respectively chairman and vice-chairman of the Friends of The Swan.

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Anne said: "We were thrilled to win the category for keeping the community entertained during lockdown. We want to thank everyone who voted for us; you'll help us to make a real difference to The Swan. We thoroughly enjoyed the challenge presented by lockdown, as it gave us all a chance to explore creative options in keeping our pub spirit alive and thriving.

“As a result of this win, we are delighted to be able to donate £1,000 from Coca-Cola to Family Friends, our charity for 2020 voted for by our community. We know that this donation will help change lives in a positive way."

As a further gesture of appreciation for The Swan’s commitment to the community in lockdown, Coca-Cola will provide up to £10,000 for the team to invest in a business upgrade or a community project over the next six months.