10:45AM, Friday 05 October 2012
A volunteer has received an early birthday present.
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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