Community Benefits  |  9 June 2021

At SUR we’d like to offer a huge congratulations to the Slough based charity Learning to Work, which has just been awarded a coveted Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service.

We are delighted to have worked alongside the team at Learning to Work for a number of years now. The charity, which is focused on giving young people across Slough, Windsor and Maidenhead an insight into the world of work, has had such a positive impact on the lives of so many young people across the borough.

Despite the challenges posed by the last year, we have seen the Learning to Work team adapt and embrace new ways of working. Our own Training and Skills Coordinator, along with one of our local delivery partners recently enjoyed taking part in Learning to Work’s new virtual work experience initiative, which has ensured that students don’t miss out on valuable work experience opportunities, despite the current restrictions in place.

We have always been impressed with the team’s hard work and dedication and this award is so well-deserved.

The Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service aims to recognise outstanding work by volunteer groups to benefit their local communities. It was created in 2002 to celebrate The Queen’s Golden Jubilee. Recipients are announced each year on 2nd June, the anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation. It is the MBE for volunteer groups and is awarded for life.