A charity that helps victims of domestic abuse has been working with the company that looks after Slough Borough Council's housing stock to support families in need of support.

Hestia has been chosen as its charity of the year for a second time by Osborne Property Services Ltd - Slough Council's housing partner company.

The company has helped the charity by collecting stationery for children going back to school and providing Christmas presents during the festive period.

Some families were given a special tour around Windsor Castle as well as receiving a decorated Christmas tree donated by the Royal Collections Trust.

Osborne has also organised toy and voucher donations from other Slough businesses while a member of its team has helped one family move home.

The reward was a grateful note from one of the family to the company saying: "Believe me without your help I couldn’t have done it. The day you helped me was my son’s fourth birthday and it was the best present he had moving into a new and safe home.”

Claire Giacobbe, Osborne’s community investment manager, said choosing Hestia to work with for a second year had been an easy decision.

She said: “Building on our initial year of support we can now focus on supporting Hestia’s new programmes such as The Bright Sky app.

“The app is free to download on iOS and Android and provides support for those experiencing abuse and also information for people worried about friends, colleagues or loved ones."

For any businesses or residents who would like to help please contact Osborne through Claire.Giacobbe@osborne.co.uk.