Teams from Pure Resourcing Solutions in Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich are getting active with two challenges to raise an ambitious £4,000 for charities between now and June.
The go-getting fundraisers aim to raise £3,000 for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity in Cambridge, and £1,000 for national charity Lifeblood by doing the ‘Pedometer Challenge’ and the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge.
The company’s very own ‘Pedometer Challenge’ involves Pure’s employees across the East of England clocking up a combined total of 500 miles during lunchtime walks. Each day staff will log their mileage, and if they reach the 500-mile goal, Pure will make a corporate donation of £500 to each charity.
The Three Peaks Challenge will see Claire Pitt, Caroline Batchelor, Lynn Walters, 15 year old daughter Nella Walters, Paul Sheldrake, Kelly Earl and Gabby Wright conquer Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Snowdon in just 24 hours on June 12th and 13th. They will be joined by Cambridge accountant and experienced mountaineer Tom LeHane. The team is currently training with hill walks, coastal treks and treadmill hikes.
Lynn Walters, Director of Pure, says: “We are proud to be supporting two amazing charities. Pure is a long-term supporter of the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity and we are supporting Lifeblood because one of our employees has a strong personal connection to the cause. This year, we have also integrated our charity activity with our wellbeing strategy, encouraging our staff to stay fit and healthy whilst making a real difference.”
Claire Pitt, (Senior Consultant) in Pure’s Norwich office, has a personal connection to Lifeblood. She says: “I chose Lifeblood because I lost a very dear friend, to deep vein thrombosis last June. She was just 35 years old and healthy, with a loving family and friends. If we can help raise awareness and support the charity’s research, perhaps a small positive can come from such sadness.”
Annya Stephens-Boal, Executive Officer of Lifeblood, says: ‘Lifeblood is incredibly grateful to the Pure team for nominating us as their chosen charity and undertaking the gruelling Three Peaks Challenge for our benefit. Not only will this raise awareness of thrombosis, a potentially deadly and often silent condition, but also to raise funds for us.
“This will allow us continue our vital work of providing awareness and education to both the public and healthcare professionals, funding research into the causes and treatment of the condition, and also to provide care and support to thrombosis patients and their relatives”.
Aisha Hunt, Community Fundraiser for the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity said “We are delighted that Pure are taking part in the 3 Peaks Challenge. They have set themselves an almighty target of £3,000, which will be generously donated to ARHC. With these funds the hospice can provide ten episodes of Hospice at Home care (£260 per episode) and micro grants to enable two patients to heat their home (£200 per grant) which will make a huge difference to the families and friends involved. For that we are enormously grateful.”
If you would like support Pure’s fundraising and want to donate to Thrombosis UK, visit https://www.justgiving.com/Claire-Pitt1. To donate to the Arthur Rank Hospice Charity, visit http://www.justgiving.com/Pure-3-PeaksChallenge.
Lynn is a founding Director of Pure and leads Pure Executive with over 25 years recruiting for Executive appointments. Lynn supports East of England-based businesses with senior management and Board level recruitment. Lynn leads the Best Employer Eastern Region Initiative and the Women In Leadership Programme both of which are aimed at helping companies and people to develop.