Business against Poverty (BaP) is a local community of business people who care about the issues of poverty and ethical standards. They are taking action through their charity People against Poverty, based in Melksham.
Each month we put the spotlight on one of their members, this time it’s SLTS, the Frome-based industry training provider.
Simon Long, founder of SLTS was compelled to help People against Poverty following a visit to the charity’s Romanian project in 2015. Seeing the traumatic stress that some of the children and families were experiencing made an impact on Simon and he has since become one of People against Poverty’s biggest supporters.
Simon began his support by helping an old lady he met whilst visiting Romania. Floreta had experienced a stroke, was bed-ridden and unable to speak. When she was found, she was living in a disused railway station with no heating and no running water. Simon’s monthly donations enabled the charity to move Floreta into a flat with electricity and heating ensuring she was as comfortable as possible during the remaining years of her life.
Today, Simon and the team at SLTS are finding new ways to support People against Poverty and on Thursday June 8 2017, they are hosting a business golf day at Orchardleigh. (Click here to find out more)
SLTS has just signed up as platinum sponsors of this year’s Businsss against Poverty Masquerade Ball. The firm will be mentioned in all social and printed media promoting the event and will be profiled on the night to over 120 business people. (Click here to find out more about the Ball and get your tickets)
They have also just kitted out their workforce in new workwear, emblazoned with not just the SLTS logo, but also the Business against Poverty ethical member logo showing their commitment to the charity’s work.
To find out more about SLTS visit: www.sltssouthwestltd.co.uk
And for more about Business against Poverty go to: www.businessagainstpoverty.com
Pictured above: The SLTS team in their new workwear, emblazoned with the Business against Poverty ethical business logo.