Pure raises £100,000 for charity
Pure Resourcing Solutions has raised £100k for over 20 different charities.
The total has been achieved through sustained fundraising efforts by team members at all four of the recruitment agency’s offices in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich since 2002.
Fundraising activities have included the 24-hour National Three Peaks Challenge, a sponsored sky dive and the Colchester half marathon, as well as national events such as Movember and Comic Relief. Each office also hosts its own annual charity quiz night and further charitable donations have been collected at the various seminars and events which Pure holds for the local business community.
Over the past 13 years, money raised has been donated to local charities East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (which has benefitted from over £62,000), The J’s Hospice in Chelmsford, Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Cambridgeshire, The Matthew Project in Norwich and the St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds. National charitable organisations including Children in Need, Cancer Research and Action for Children have also benefited.
Gill Buchanan, director at Pure, said, “As a socially responsible business we’ve always actively supported local charities and we are all extremely proud of having reached such a significant milestone in our fundraising activity.
“Here at Pure we believe that charity fundraising challenges are not only an important part of a company’s corporate social responsibility. They can also have a far wider impact on reinforcing a sense of teamwork and camaraderie, a culture which many businesses strive to achieve. We support our employees in any charity challenges they wish to undertake themselves, giving them additional time off to enable them to complete their chosen goal and kick-starting their fundraising with a £250 donation.”
Alongside financial donations, team members at Pure have also donated their time to local charities over the last 13 years. This has included volunteering their skills at decorating and gardening to help transform the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice in Quidenham, decorating at Woodgreen Animal Shelter and the Chelmsford CHESS homeless shelter. They have also sent gifts and essential goods to be delivered to a school in Gambia.