Coming together to beat the lockdown boredom

LOCKDOWN may have kept local people apart - but community spirit has brought them closer together than ever.

Since the onset of coronavirus, the pandemic has changed the way people interact.

And while COVID-19 has forced people to socially distance, it seems that it has transformed community relations for the better.

Across the district, residents in housing developments have been joining together in an effort to beat the boredom.

From the weekly 'Clap for Carers' to street bingo, music and dance, people have been coming together within social distancing rules to help offset the lockdown blues.

As well as bringing some much needed light relief to locals, some of the events have been raising funds for charity.

Last Thursday night's community bingo in Koram Square (the Old Trust) raised £175 for the Greenfield Residents Fund.

Our photographer has been out to some of the events and in this special pictorial feature, we take a look at how they are helping bring cheer during these challenging times.

If your street has something similar planned or has come up with an alternative means of socialising together while staying apart, get in touch and we'll send along our photgrapher to take a few snaps - while social distancing of course!

Or, you can send us your own photographs.

You can send a photograph along with your name (s) and location to news@strabaneweekly.co.uk or via PM on our Facebook page.

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