Charity

Pure’s charity quiz in Cambridge raises £1879 for children’s bereavement support charity STARS

Pure hosted its annual Cambridge charity quiz night on Thursday 9 November, bringing local businesses and clients together for a fun evening which raised £1879 for Cambridgeshire charity STARS. 

The battle of the brains, organised by professional recruitment specialists Pure, saw 28 teams from organisations across the county pitting their wits against each other. The teams included people from Domino, Cosworth, PEM and PWC, and there was plenty of friendly rivalry on the night. The overall winners were a team from Arthur Rank Hospice with each team member being presented with a bottle of champagne for their efforts.

The event, held at The Granta Centre, also included a raffle to help raise further funds with prizes all kindly donated by local businesses.

David Culley, Director at Pure, said: “Our annual charity quiz nights have always been extremely well supported. It’s a fantastic way for local businesses to come together, support good causes and to have fun at the same time. I would like to thank everyone who attended, donated and contributed so generously to the event. We hope to see you all again next year.”

STARS provides support and counselling for any child or young person in Cambridgeshire who has or is expecting to, lose a parent or someone close to them. Its services are provided free of charge and as an independent charity, it relies on charitable donations to continue its work.

Pure has supported STARS through several different initiatives including its annual charity quiz nights. On Sunday 5 November eight members of the Cambridge Pure team braved the weather to take on a 12-mile fundraising walk along the Fen Rivers Way from Waterbeach to Ely and raised a further £168 to support the charity. The team are in the process of planning their next fundraising challenge which will see them tackle the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge in May 2018.

For more information about STARS visit: http://talktostars.org.uk

Written by

David Culley

David joined the recruitment industry in 1999 following graduation with an Honours degree in Occupational Psychology. He joined Pure in 2003. He has oversight of the Cambridge operation as well as delivering a number of value-added seminars and steering groups within the Charity and Not For Profit sectors. David also leads Executive recruitment in these sectors. David also chairs a Cambridgeshire charity.