Delta Group partners with the First Love Foundation
The Delta Group is pleased to announce its partnership with the First Love foundation (FLF), supporting their mission to help people facing crisis to get their lives back on track.
The First Love Foundation are a charity based in Tower Hamlets, helping thousands of people facing crisis. Their holistic model of support has been cited by the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Hunger and Poverty (2014) as the most effective in tackling poverty anywhere in the UK.
Their mission focuses on breaking the cycle of deprivation. This starts with:
- Restoring dignity
- Building resilience
- Reconnecting to society and restoring the feeling that they belong and are valued
- Finding a path to purpose
At Delta, offering a helping hand has always been a deeply ingrained value in our company and brought to life through our people. Empowering people to drive positive change is a key part of Delta’s identity, which is why every employee is able to utilise our Employee Volunteer Day programme, to volunteer at the First Love foundation.
One of the ways that our employees can get involved is to volunteer at First Love Foundation’s LOVE SUMMER event. This is a support programme for low-income families throughout school summer holidays. The aim is to address not only holiday hunger but also provide a welcoming place for kids to engage in play activities, while parents can meet other parents and relax without feeling the stigma of poverty; they can also attend useful information / learning sessions or engage in well-being support.
The idea of the event is to help people who dread the difficulties of getting through the summer in poverty, and actually move them to a point where they can “Love Summer”, and ultimately start to feel they can love life again. This is step one towards enabling them to start considering options like getting back into work or getting skilled up to find work.
Delta’s Client Services Director, Damian Sorgiovanni recently attended FLF’s LOVE SUMMER event – the first event that Delta had a chance to support. He said “It was great to witness the dedication and passion of the people at FLF.I thoroughly enjoyed the day and could see the difference the foundation makes in people’s lives.”
We’re working closely with First Love Foundation on other ways to support the great work that they do, whether this be through fundraising activities across our four sites, or donations in time and money.
Our CEO Jason Hammond said “Currently a team of 10, FLF plans to expand across the next 5 years into more East London Boroughs. Partnering with them at this stage and supporting their future growth, is something we’re extremely excited to be a part of.”
Melanie Rochford, Head of External Relations and Development, said “We are enormously grateful to Delta for showing an interest in supporting the work we are doing to lift people out of crisis. Whether it’s a financial donation or employees giving their time to support what we do on the front line, such as running a CV preparation workshop or playing football with the children on one of our programmes, it all makes a massive difference to another person’s life. The more deeply involved a company is in supporting our work, the greater insights their employees gain into the work we do and why we do it. I am delighted the Delta team wishes to be part of this.”
If you would like to get involved and support this fantastic cause, you can do so by donating to the fund here: https://www.firstlovefoundation.org.uk/get-involved/