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Active Tameena wins Young Volunteer of the Year 2012

Active Tameena wins Young Volunteer of the Year 2012

Sonia Kapur

Active Tameena wins Young Volunteer of the Year 2012
Tameena Hussain pictured enjoying Maidenhead Carnival this year

A volunteer has received an early birthday present.

Tameena Hussain who celebrates her 24th birthday on Sunday, was named Young Volunteer of the Year, at Windsor and Maidenhead Voluntary Action's (WMVA) annual awards ceremony last night.

The former Newlands Girls' School pupil from Maidenhead is a volunteer at the Aik Saath community cohesion group in Slough. She also works with the Royal Borough, Thames Valley Police and Maidenhead Mosque to improve community relations and is a member of the Rotary Club of Maidenhead Bridge.

Awards were presented at Dorney Lake by Paralympian Sophie Christiansen, MBE.

"I was absolutely shocked when my name was read out last night," said Tameena.

"I am delighted and wasn't really expecting it. This award is not just for me but for all the volunteers in the borough. I have always enjoyed community work since I was at Newlands where I tried to ease tension between pupils by mentoring and holding workshops."

The Manchester United FC supporter said she may celebrate with a meal with her family tonight.

Click back later for more from the volunteer awards.

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