The MP for Tottenham praised a charity which helps disadvantaged people in the orthodox Jewish community.

David Lammy MP teamed up with the Charities Evaluation Services (CES) to host a reception in Parliament yesterday to celebrate the achievements of Jewish charity the Interlink Foundation.

The Stamford Hill-based charity helps voluntary organisations with advice, training, consultancy and information.

After the reception in Westminster Palace’s Jubilee Room, Mr Lammy said: “I was delighted to host a reception in Parliament for the friends and supporters of Interlink, to celebrate their work helping disadvantaged people in the Orthodox Jewish community.

“Interlink has achieved a huge amount over the past year, and the Charity Commission’s recognition of this accomplishment is whole-heartedly welcomed”

The foundation was recently named as the first UK charity to be awarded the Level 3 PQASSO Quality Mark by the CES.

The award covered all aspects of how a charity works, from how it is governed to how it ultimately supports people’s lives.

Receiving the award, the foundation’s chief executive Chaya Spitz said: “We want orthodox Jewish charities to feel proud of this achievement, as it endorses the outstanding work that we are doing together to reach the families and people that really need our support.”