Pure’s Ipswich team has donated 12 big boxes of provisions to a local food bank, two electronic tablets to children’s charity Fresh Start – new beginnings, and a donation of money to Cancer Campaign in Suffolk.
The donations were all made as part of the professional recruitment specialists ongoing support for local charities. They were the result of festive collections and donations made instead of sending Christmas cards or doing a Secret Santa in the office.
In the first couple of weeks of December, Pure’s Ipswich office on Princes Street was set up as a drop-off point for colleagues and local people to pass on donations for FIND (Families in Need). Twelve boxes of non-perishable food, essential items and Christmas treats were collected and have been passed on to the Ipswich based charity which provides emergency assistance to local families affected by poverty.
Instead of doing the traditional office Secret Santa, the Ipswich team also donated the money they would have spent on buying gifts for their colleagues and this was used to buy two Amazon Fire HD tablets for Fresh Start – new beginnings, an independent charity based in Ipswich which provides treatment services for those affected by child sexual abuse in Suffolk and Norfolk.
Finally, instead of sending out Christmas cards this year, Pure has chosen to make a charitable donation to Cancer Campaign in Suffolk (CCiS) which aims to help educate people in the county about potential warning signs as well as supporting those affected by cancer throughout treatment and beyond.
Paul Sheldrake, Manager at Pure’s Ipswich office, said: “We’re really proud to be able to bring the year to a close by playing a small part in helping those less fortunate this Christmas. All three charities provide exceptional support to people in the local community and we’re delighted to be able to help them. Thank you to all the team for giving so generously, and to all our clients and friends who have not only made Christmas donations but also supported us throughout the entire year in our fundraising and volunteering efforts.”
Pure’s other offices across the region have also chosen to make donations to local charities instead of sending out festive cards with the Chelmsford team donating to Kids Inspire, a charity which supports young people in Essex who are at an educational, social or economic disadvantage. The Cambridge team’s donation went to STARS, which provides support and counselling for any child or young person in Cambridgeshire who has, or is expecting to, lose a loved one, and the Norwich team donated to Norfolk’s cancer charity The Big C which provides drop in support and information centres across Norfolk and Waveney.