£12k raised for local charities as Pure’s Ipswich anniversary campaign reaches halfway point

East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices is the latest charity to benefit from the 10-year anniversary campaign organised by the team at Pure’s Ipswich office.

Pure is celebrating a decade since the professional recruitment agency first opened its Ipswich office. To mark the occasion, the team has created the #IpswichBig10 anniversary campaign and pledged to take part in, or organise, a series of different events to raise money for 10 different local charities throughout 2016.

The anniversary campaign reached its half way point this weekend (Sunday 29 May) when team members Lucy Plumb and Natalie Hands took part in the Ipswich Colour Dash, which raises money for the East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).

To date, the campaign has raised a total of £12,000, split between five charities. Alongside EACH, the organisations which have benefitted so far are Brightstars, which supports disabled children and young people in Bury St Edmunds, St Helena’s Hospice in Colchester, Ormiston Families, which provides services to support children and young people in the East of England, and the East Anglian Air Ambulance. The money has been raised through a mixture of different events and activities including charity donations collected at Pure’s Best Employers Eastern Region Launch Event, the Ipswich office’s annual charity quiz night and team members participating in the Only the Brave mud race.

Lucy Plumb, Executive Assistant at Pure, said: “It was an obvious choice to include the Ipswich Colour Dash as part of our 10-year anniversary campaign. It’s an event we have participated in for a number of years now and EACH is a is charity which Pure has supported since we were first established.”

Lucy and Natalie, who’ve both taken part in the Colour Dash before, were joined by Lucy’s partner Michael, Natalie’s dad, Lucy’s best friend Laura and godson Frazer. They all completed the 5km route while the event’s colour pirates showered them, and all the other runners, in colourful powdered paint.

Natalie Hands, recruitment consultant, added: “We all had a fantastic day and were proud to play a part in helping to raise funds for this inspiring charity. I think this year was the messiest we’ve got yet; we were certainly all looking very colourful by the end!”.

Five more local charities will also benefit from the 10-year anniversary campaign before the end of the year. The next events planned include team members volunteering for a day at the Papworth Trust, which supports disabled and older people across East Anglia, plus female team members pulling on pyjamas and bunny ears to take part in the St Nicholas Hospice ‘Girls Night Out’, a sponsored walk around Bury St Edmunds.

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