Employees from the Norwich branch of Pure Resourcing Solutions (Pure) put their decorating and gardening skills to excellent use this week by renovating a garden wall at East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) in Quidenham.
As with all of the charity’s hospices, Quidenham cares for life-threatened children and their families by providing short breaks, care at end of life, bereavement support, and many different activities and therapies.
Eight volunteers, split into two teams, spent Tuesday 12th and Wednesday 13th February giving the wall in the hospice’s sensory garden a revamp. As a place of relaxation for children and young people with life-threatening illness, it is vital the area is kept in excellent condition.
The volunteering builds on a long-term relationship between Pure and EACH, whose Royal Patron is The Duchess of Cambridge.
Joseph O’Sullivan, Pure Office Manager and one of the volunteers, says,
“We really enjoyed volunteering for EACH Quidenham. First, the wall had to be cleared of ivy – one brave team member even climbed the six foot wall to get rid of it! We then sanded it down and gave it a coat of bright yellow paint. It was an inspiring day that makes you realise you can do something to help others – you just need to give a little bit of your time.”
Gill Buchanan, Director of Pure, says,
“Pure is proud to continue our support of EACH not just in Quidenham, but across the East of England. Volunteering is a wonderful way to help EACH keep the hospice in great condition for the children, young people and their families. Our volunteers also feel a great sense of satisfaction knowing they are helping.”
Gary Cook of EACH, says,
“Our children and young people need pleasant, cheerful and calm surroundings so they can be as comfortable as possible. We are delighted that staff at Pure in Norwich were able to give their time to help us provide a home-from-home for everyone who visits – be it for one day or for an extended period.”
The Pure volunteering project kicks off another year of charity activity; the company already has fundraising events planned in Norwich, Ipswich, Cambridge and Chelmsford, to raise funds for EACH and other charities in the East of England.
To find out more about Pure’s charity support, contact Anna Hill, Marketing Manager on 01223 209888 or Anna.Hill@prs.uk.com