The Chelmsford team at Pure, professional recruitment specialists for the East of England, have once again taken it in turns to volunteer at lunch clubs organised by local charity Kids Inspire.
This is the second year the Pure team has lent a helping hand at the ‘Kids who Lunch’ clubs which support disadvantaged children, and their families, throughout the school summer holidays. The clubs are run to help children who would normally receive school lunches and might otherwise miss out on a good meal during the summer holidays. Beyond that, they are also designed to help families who need a helping hand in keeping children occupied over the summer and provide young people with the chance to make new friends and to learn new things.
Having volunteered during the 2017 clubs, the team from Pure were keen to return again this year and took turns to volunteer across three days throughout the school summer holidays.
Ben Farrow, Director and Manager of Pure’s Chelmsford office, said: “Pure already supports Kids Inspire through fundraising events including our annual charity quiz and we also wanted to donate our time to help this fantastic charity. We like to volunteer at the summer holiday lunch clubs as we know this is a time when the extra support is a particular help. We have a great time with the children, getting involved in activities ranging from bug collecting and den building to arts and crafts and trips to feed the ducks. You can see how much everyone loves it and it is a great chance for the children to make new friends and to learn new things.”
Kids Inspire supports young people, and their parents and carers, across Essex who are at an educational, social or economic disadvantage. It makes a real difference to the lives of vulnerable children and the corporate volunteering support from Pure, and other local businesses have helped to ensure the charity can continue to run the summer clubs to provide this support throughout the school holidays.