A team from Pure’s Ipswich office has spent a day volunteering with Anglia Care Trust, decorating a house in Ipswich ready for a family supported by the charity and in need of permanent roof over their heads to move in.
Anglia Care Trust, based in Ipswich, supports people in Suffolk through community safety and housing services, plus advice, guidance and advocacy. The Trust approached professional recruitment specialists Pure to see if they would be interested in volunteering, and providing some extra helping hands, and the team at the local Ipswich office in Princes Street was keen to help.
On Thursday 17 August, twelve team members from Pure took on the challenge of helping to prepare the two-bedroom house ready for the family supported by the charity. A team of six took on the morning shift, with the second team taking over in the afternoon. Between them they managed to get the living room, kitchen and one of the bedrooms painted.
As a socially responsible business, Pure has always actively supported local charities through fundraising, volunteering and donations. Employees are also encouraged to take part in volunteering projects and are supported by the organisation to do so.
Lucy Plumb, Executive Assistant at Pure and part of the volunteering team, said: “It’s extremely rewarding to be able to support charities through fundraising and donations, but there’s something extra special about actually getting to go out and do something hands-on. It gives you the chance to see how your hard work can really make a difference to people’s lives. We’ve all really enjoyed helping out and it really does help to reinforce our culture of teamwork and support.”
The house is expected to be completed and ready for the family in about six weeks’ time.