A Slough youth charity has been named by NHS staff as their charity of the year.

Workers at NHS Frimley – part of the wider Frimley Health and Care Integrated Care System – decided Together As One was to be their chosen charity for the next year, meaning all funds raised by staff will go toward their cause.

Together As One (formerly known as Aik Saath), has been working with children and young people in Slough since 1998, when a mediation project was established in response to gang violence in the area between young people from Asian backgrounds.

The organisation has since evolved into a larger social change enterprise, working with all young people, regardless of their faith or background.

Their projects include open-access youth work, conflict resolution work in schools, support for young carers, proactive efforts to strengthen young people's mental health, arts and heritage projects and physical activity.

Chief Executive of NHS Frimley, Fiona Edwards, said: “I know I speak for my colleagues when I say how touched and inspired we are by the amazing work taking place in and around Slough by the team at Together As One, so I am delighted they have voted to raise money for them as our Charity of the Year for 2023.

“Our strategy for Frimley states the importance of Starting Well, which includes raising the aspirations of our children and young people, hearing their voices, supporting quality of life after 16 years old and working much more closely with our education partners."