TLT employees won three awards at this year’s annual Ablaze awards ceremony.
Kate Williams, Sarah E Green and Helen Thomas were all recognised for their continued commitment to the Ablaze reading and mentoring schemes.
Kate Williams won an award for her "long term commitment and enthusiasm as a reading buddy" having participated in the Ablaze reading scheme since 2007.
Sarah E Green and Helen Thomas both won individual awards for their "commitment to mentoring progression at the Bridge Learning Campus", providing encouragement and inspiration to young adults as they consider their future careers.
Roger Opie, Ablaze CEO, says, “TLT is a major supporter of Ablaze and we deeply appreciate the full engagement in trusteeship, pro bono accommodation and the significant contribution made by the firm's people as committed volunteers in both primary and secondary schools. We are delighted to recognise their contributions through our awards.”
TLT’s Senior Partner, Robert Bourns says, “I’m so pleased that the long-term commitment made by TLT volunteers, Kate, Sarah and Helen has been recognised. Our involvement with the Ablaze schools is such important work, in both helping to improve literacy rates in primary school children and mentoring at secondary school, to increase self confidence, belief and aspiration.
“As a business we believe that volunteering supports personal development in a number of ways. It also gives volunteers a broader understanding of our place in the community and first hand experience of the challenges facing others, altering perceptions of all concerned.“
The awards were held on Friday 21 March at The M Shed.