A welcome extra £10,000 has been donated to help Slough organisations helping people during the lockdown.

Slough Council for Voluntary Service in Church Road supports groups working to help out during the crisis. It successfully approached the Berkshire Community Foundation which works with businesses that want to support the community - and the much needed extra funding was soon agreed.

Ramesh Kukar, chief executive of Slough CVS said, “As the pandemic continues, there is a greater need in the community.

"The extra money will enable us to ensure that the whole community, regardless of age, gender and ethnicity is provided for. Some of the groups were set up as part of the Slough COVID-19 response and therefore do not receive mainstream funding. We need to ensure that they continue to provide the support and we are grateful to Berkshire Community Foundation for this funding.”

The groups receiving extra funding are: Sewa Day, Mustaqbill (Future) Foundation, St Kitts and Nevis Association Slough (SANAS) and Slough West Indian People’s Enterprise (SWIPE).