Emma Slade receives a Points of Light award

We’re thrilled to announce that our author Emma Slade has been awarded a Points of Light award today by British Prime Minister Theresa May.

The Points of Light awards, which launched in the UK in April 2014, celebrate outstanding individual volunteers who have made a change in their community. Emma’s award recognises the work she has put in to founding and running ‘Opening Your Heart to Bhutan‘, a charity dedicated to supporting children in the country.

Prime Minister Theresa May praised Emma’s commitment:

“You have dedicated your life to doing everything you can to improve the quality of life for children living in rural Bhutan. By combining your business background with your in-depth knowledge of the country, you are ensuring their needs are met wherever possible and their lives are transformed.

Across the world British volunteers like you are helping to build a better world for everyone. The Point of Light award is a small thank you on behalf of the whole country, in recognition of your exceptional service.”

We are looking forward to publishing Emma’s book Set Free in April 2017. From fast-paced City life to the stillness of Bhutan’s Himalayan mountains, Set Free is the inspiring true story of Emma’s astonishing life lived to extremes and all that that entails: work, travel, spirituality, Buddhism, relationships, and the underlying question of what makes a meaningful life.

We hope you will join us in celebrating Emma’s award today and we’re excited about sharing her story with you this spring.