SOS Orphans enjoy festive fun with The First Group

26/12/2013 - Popular Articles
SOS Orphans enjoy festive fun with The First Group

Dubai, UAE: Children from the Abuja Orphanage (SOS Village Nigeria) enjoyed a festive surprise from The First Group, with the arrival of team member, Simon Brown, complete in Santa Claus gear. Simon paid a special visit to the orphanage that is one of 10 houses sponsored by The First Group in Abuja, Nigeria. The houses provide homes for 50 children, and are part of the SOS Children’s Village network, an organisation that has more than 490 children’s villages in 124 countries.

“It was a very humbling experience that I was so proud to be a part of. The kids enjoyed every minute of The First Group’s party, from the DJ and dancing to the arrival of Santa Claus!” commented Simon who handed out bags of presents to the children during the trip. “Many of The First Group’s staff members both past and present sponsor a child here. It doesn't cost much, but this help goes such a long way.”

“Seeing the pictures of these children laughing, singing and enjoying themselves really reinforces our commitment to helping wonderful charities like SOS Nigeria,” continued Danny Lubert, co-founder and joint chairman of The First Group. “It is all part of The First Group’s values and indeed our motto, a Foundation for Growth. It is a real honour to be able to see first hand the difference we can make in the lives of young people who are less privileged than ourselves.”

About The First Group: The First Group is an internationally acclaimed, British-owned, global property development company based in Dubai, with an exclusive focus on hotel development. The First Group was co-founded by joint chairmen, Danny Lubert and Gary Shepherd, who collectively draw from strong and diverse backgrounds in the fields of global property, finance, acquisition, marketing and product development. With a long and proud history of experience and success, the company offers innovative and unparalleled off-plan opportunities in the UAE and Africa, with an emphasis on the lucrative world of hotel investment. With offices spanning Dubai, Jeddah, Moscow, Almaty, Kazan, Astana, Abuja and Lagos . The First Group continues to produce and develop highly sought after property investments in some of the world’s most desirable locations. For more information, visit