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Healthy Relationships and Toxic Behaviours – LoveActually Campaign

Join the #LoveActually Campaign: Empowering Healthy Relationships and Combating Toxic Behaviours (#HRTB)

This new campaign aims to empower individuals to cultivate healthy relationships while raising critical awareness about sexual violence and domestic abuse.

Our primary goal is to create a collective impact. We want to encourage open conversations about healthy relationships and shine a light on toxic behaviours.

 

How You Can Get Involved:

  • Join our webinars: We will be hosting free webinars during February and invite you to come along.
  • Share Your Stories: Encourage your community to participate in photo-sharing.
  • Social Media: Use the hashtags #LoveActually and #HRTB to amplify our collective voice on social media platforms.

 

Free Webinars:

Book here for Modern Rape Culture*Thursday 8th February @10:00 to 11:00am – Delivered by First Light

Book here  for Explore the 10 Signs of a Healthy & Unhealthy Relationship*Monday 19th February 14:00 to 15:30 – Delivered by Barnardo’s

Book here for Training overview and introduction*Wednesday 28th February @10:00 to 11:00am – Delivered by First Light

*Please note, these webinars are not suitable for anyone under the age of 16.

 

We invite everyone to actively participate in the campaign by:

Share photos holding signs depicting what love looks like in a healthy relationship or what you love about your partner.

Let’s Spread Love and Awareness Together this February

By joining the #LoveActually Campaign, you become an integral part of a movement that strives to create positive change in our communities. Together, we can empower individuals, break the silence surrounding toxic behaviours, and foster a culture of love and respect.

 

For inquiries, collaboration opportunities, or if you are interested in hosting a webinar and want more information, please contact us at [email protected]

Let’s make February a month of positive change and empowerment. Together, let’s say #LoveActually!

First Light chosen as Program’s Charity of the Year

We are excited to share that First Light has been chosen as Program’s Charity of the Year for 2024. This collaboration follows the success of Program’s Safer Exeter campaign, launched in February 2023, which encouraged people in Exeter to intervene safely if they see harassment in a public space, and promoted free bystander intervention training, led by the Safer Exeter Partnership.

Caroline Orr, Marketing Director at Program, expressed the team’s commitment to positive impact, stating, “We are thrilled to be partnering with First Light. This is an incredibly important issue which we want to help tackle, and we look forward to contributing to the important work that First Light does for our communities.”

Program, an Exeter-based positive impact marketing agency, will extend their support to First Light by providing free brand, PR, and marketing services throughout the year. The aim is to increase the reach and impact of First Light’s crucial services dedicated to supporting women and girls in the community.

Lyn Gooding, CEO at First Light, conveyed gratitude for Program’s support, emphasising the shared goal of building a future free from domestic abuse and sexual violence. “Together, we are building a future free from domestic abuse and sexual violence, ensuring every voice is heard, and that our communities thrive in safety. This collaboration is more than just working together, it’s about making a real difference in tackling a crucial issue.”

The Lost Gardens of Heligan: Charity Partner for 2024

We are really excited to announce that First Light has been selected as The Lost Garden of Heligan’s chosen Charity of the Year for 2024 following an employee vote by its staff.

Heligan, which is one of the most loved and romantic gardens in the UK, appreciated as much for its beauty and mystery as for the groundbreaking restoration project, will partner with us to fundraise, increase awareness, and engage with employees across the company throughout 2024.

To kick start the fundraising year, festive visitors to The Lost Gardens of Heligan have helped raise over £1,400 for us as the iconic gardens opened their gates for their annual charity day on New Year’s Day. Over the course of the day, visitors explored the gardens to walk off the festive excesses, blow away the cobwebs and enjoy a winter stroll through the historic 200-acre estate with family and friends. This annual charity day proved to be as popular as ever, and the local community and the atmosphere created in the gardens over the day was the epitome of generosity showing that Christmas really was ‘the season for giving’.

Laura Chesterfield, Head of Garden Experience at The Lost Gardens of Heligan said, “We would like to thank all our visitors and staff who have given so generously on our annual New Year’s Day charity day. We know how much the fundraising means to First Light and we are delighted to help raise the profile of the wonderful work they do.

Lyn Gooding, CEO at First Light said, “The overwhelming generosity shown by the visitors of The Lost Gardens of Heligan on New Year’s Day is truly heartwarming. Their support not only amplifies our mission but also symbolises the spirit of community and compassion. This incredible contribution will make a significant impact in supporting those affected by domestic abuse and sexual violence. We are immensely grateful to The Lost Gardens of Heligan and everyone involved for championing our cause and fostering hope for a brighter future.

We are really looking forward to working with Heligan over the coming year.