Heartfelt tributes have been paid to a volunteer who touched "countless lives" in Slough.

Nasar Ali, a volunteer at Slough Outreach, passed away peacefully on Friday, January 12.

Known as Naz, he was described as a "shining light" with "a smile and a kind word", who touched "countless lives" with his "warmth, compassion, and willingness to serve."

His unexpected passing has deeply saddened all who knew him at Slough Outreach and the wider community.

Condolences have been extended to his family, while tributes praise his enduring spirit of service.

Shin Dhother, founder of Slough Outreach, said: "With a heavy heart, we share the news of the passing of our dear friend and dedicated volunteer, Nasar Ali.

"Naz was a shining light at our Slough outreach sessions, always ready to help with a smile and a kind word.

"His warmth, compassion, and willingness to serve touched countless lives.

"He will be deeply missed by everyone who knew him.

"We offer our deepest condolences to Nasar's family and friends during this difficult time.

"May his memory be a blessing, and may his spirit of service continue to inspire us all.

"Rest in peace our brother Naz. You will be forever in our hearts."

Tributes have also been paid by residents and friends who knew him.

Gillian Parr said: "Such sad news  Sending condolences to his family and friends.

The Colnbrook & Foxborough Conservatives wrote: "Such sad news." 

Kez Harpin added: "Rip and thank you for all you did. 

Whilst George Torpey said: "Absolutely gutted to hear about Naz.

"A true gentleman and someone I have fond memories with. May he rest peacefully. A true inspiration to the work we do in the community!"

Slough Outreach is a community-led initiative that provides essential services to the homeless and vulnerable in Slough, Windsor, and Maidenhead.

The charity offer hot meals, warm clothes, and advocacy support to those in need.

Volunteers also signpost people to other relevant services and organisations and offer professional one-to-one advocacy to support people with specific issues.

The group of kind and compassionate volunteers formed in 2017 as a project to serve hot meals and provide the homeless with warm clothes.

After conducting research and training, including participating in a sleep-out to raise money for a local night shelter, the volunteers began serving meals and distributing clothes on December 18, 2017.

Within weeks, Slough Outreach had successfully coordinated a seven-day homeless outreach program by partnering with other groups and charities in the community.

Today, the project continues to provide essential services to the homeless and vulnerable in Slough, Windsor, and Maidenhead.