Pure’s Cambridge team has boosted its ongoing fundraising for bereavement charity Stars by organising a mindfulness workshop for local professionals, in collaboration with mindfulness and wellbeing coach Louise Lloyd.
The workshop was held at Pure’s Cambridge office on Thursday 19 April and delegates were invited to attend in return for a charity donation. The contributions raised will be added to the growing pot of funds being raised for the Cambridgeshire-based charity through a range of activities including a team from Pure tackling the Yorkshire Three Peaks in May.
Led by Louise, and Pure’s Director Caroline Batchelor, the workshop particularly focussed on mindfulness techniques for the workplace. It included inspiration and tips for practicing it as an individual and introducing it to organisations to help all colleagues. Renowned for reducing stress and developing purpose, Louise and Caroline also looked at how to overcome any challenges or barriers to practicing mindfulness and explored how it can help people to become more effective in their roles.
When providing feedback, one of the delegates said: “I thoroughly enjoyed it. It has given me loads of ideas to introduce the concept of mindfulness further into my organisation and how to approach a wider wellbeing programme of activities and education.”
Both Louise and Caroline will also be taking part in the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge and will be setting off on Friday 11 May to walk the three mountains in just 12 hours. Through sponsorship for the gruelling fundraising walk, plus other events including the Mindfulness workshop, the Pure team has already raised over £3,800 towards its £5,000 target.
Stars provide support and counseling 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.
Caroline joined Pure in 2002 at the beginning of our journey. As Director, Caroline is co-manager of the Cambridge office as well as leading the Human Resources team. A graduate from Manchester University, Caroline started her recruitment career in 1999 within the HR, Professional Office Support and the Accountancy sectors.