Colleagues from professional recruitment specialists Pure spent the day volunteering at Inspire Suffolk, working together to help the charity which supports young people by painting two large and unsightly storage containers.
Each year, Pure’s Ipswich office dedicates a day to volunteering with a local community initiative, splitting colleagues into two teams to take on a morning and afternoon session each. Inspire Suffolk supports young people across Suffolk and North Essex to overcome challenges that they are facing onto a positive future in employment or further training through their numerous personal development programmes and activities. The charity was nominated by a Pure colleague to benefit from the volunteering day and the team got in touch to see how they could support them.
One of the many ways Inspire Suffolk supports young people is by offering everyone the chance to play sport helping to build confidence, social skills and self-esteem including many free to access activities. The charity has indoor sports areas and sports pitches at its base in Ipswich and had been donated two shipping containers to store the sports equipment used. While the containers were extremely useful, they looked shabby. This made the sports fields a less inspiring place for the children, and for the local people and businesses that hire out the venue with all profits supporting the charity and their work.
The Pure team took on the challenge of sprucing up the two containers using paint donated by Brewers Decorator Centre and Rust-Oleum.
Paul Sheldrake, Senior Manager at Pure’s Ipswich office, said: “It was really rewarding to work together and to make the containers look so much better. What may seem like a small thing will make a big difference. Not only will it aesthetically improve the space for the children and young people supported by the charity, it will make Inspire Suffolk’s venues more attractive to hire out. This will help to raise more funds for this fantastic charity, so it can continue delivering its amazing work and support.”
Terry Baxter, CEO of Inspire Suffolk added: “We cannot explain how important people donating their time to us is! We’d like to thank all the staff from Pure who volunteered for the project in the heat and made such a difference. We look forward to continuing our work with Pure and Inspire Suffolk in the future. We’d also like to thank Brewers Decorators and Rust-Oleum for the very generous donation of the paint for the project.”
Pure actively supports local charities through fundraising, volunteering and donations across its offices in Ipswich, Cambridge, Chelmsford and Norwich. Previous Pure volunteering days have supported organisations including East Anglia’s Children’s Hospice, Woodgreen Animal Shelter, CHESS homeless shelter, Papworth Trust, Anglia Care Trust and Lighthouse Women’s Aid refuge.
Find out more about Inspire Suffolk and how you can support their work here www.inspiresuffolk.org.uk