Professional recruitment specialists Pure has successfully completed the ultimate office cycling challenge to raise funds and celebrate the Papworth Trust’s centenary.
To mark its 100th anniversary, Papworth Trust has challenged business teams to go head-to-head in in its 100 Care Miles fundraising initiative. Organisations are challenged to cycle 100 care miles in one day, between just 10 people, raising money through sponsorship. The team which raises the most funds, or completes the 100 miles in the fastest time, will be crowned Care Mile Champions.
Teams from all four of Pure’s offices, in Norwich, Cambridge, Chelmsford and Ipswich, have now completed the challenge on the custom-built, stationery bike which is touring businesses across the UK. Together, the four offices have raised over £350 for the disability charity. Pure’s Ipswich team not only beat their colleagues in other offices, but is also currently top of the overall business leader board for the fastest time, having completed the 100 miles in an impressive three hours between just eight people.
Lucy Plumb, Executive Assistant at Pure, and one of the Ipswich team’s cyclists, said: “There are a lot of keen cyclists at Pure, so we thought it would be a great inter-office competition as well as an excellent fundraising opportunity. As well as going head-to-head with other businesses, there was a lot of friendly rivalry between our own four offices in the Eastern region as to which team would complete the gruelling challenge in the fastest time and raise the most money.”
Pure’s Norwich team was the first to take on the challenge on 14 August, the Ipswich team cycled their 100 miles on 30 August, the Cambridge team took part on 5 September, before the bike arrived at the Chelmsford office on 7 September.
The £350 raised by all four Pure teams will be donated to the Papworth Trust, based in Papworth Everard, Cambridge. The Trust supports disabled and older people, plus their families and carers, with disability advice and a huge range of essential services.
The next business to take on the challenge will be SEN Legal in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk.