Giving back to the communities we work in has been important to us from day one. Here are the details of how our people and our offices – have been doing just that.
Fundraising is something we do all year round here at Pure. In fact, this year we’ve donated £170,591.78 to various local charities. But we like to up our game at Christmas by giving even more to worthy causes. So we started by ditching the traditional Christmas cards, and instead donating £50 from each of our offices to a local charity.
- Our Cambridge office gave their money to Illuminate, a charity offering mental health coaching and training to help people make positive changes.
- Chelmsford’s donation paid for an East of England Co-op Foodbank Donation Card to keep local families fed and warm this Christmas.
- Our Ipswich office used their money to buy board games (including Uno, Frustration and Guess Who) for Fresh Start New Beginnings, a support service for children and young people who’ve been sexually abused. The charity uses these during sessions with children.
- The Norwich office gave their Christmas card money to The Benjamin Foundation, a charity that helps young people and families across Norfolk and Suffolk overcome challenges.
Alongside these donations, our offices have also made contributions to other local charities that are close to their hearts.
Hampers for Cambridge families
Jo Bromwich, resource team manager based in our Cambridge office, is a trustee of Abbey People, a community charity improving the lives and wellbeing of residents in the Abbey Ward of Cambridge. After an appeal to her Cambridge colleagues for help, Jo was able to bring some Christmas cheer to local families in need with bespoke hampers and gifts.
Jo said, “Through donations, we are able to support supporting three families and a senior person in the community. Each hamper will provide goodies for Christmas and toys for the children, plus a Christmas meal box donated from CoFarm and the Cambridge Fruit Company.”
Christmas presents in Chelmsford
Rather than doing a Secret Santa, our team in Chelmsford decided to give the money they would have spent on gifts for each other to Mission Christmas cash for kids. They donate gifts to disadvantaged kids who might not otherwise have anything to open on Christmas day.
Helping a women’s refuge in Ipswich
Over the last few years our Ipswich office have helped local women’s aid charity and refuge Lighthouse by wrapping Christmas presents for children staying there. When our senior executive assistant Lucy Plumb contacted them this year, the charity asked for something different – this time it was advent calendars. We were very happy to oblige, sending them 14 chocolate advent calendars and selection boxes. We didn’t want to stop there though – so we also got them wrapping paper, boxes of crackers for their Christmas table, various chocolate and biscuit selection boxes, and presents for women who’d be staying in the refuge over Christmas.
Season’s greetings from Pure
We’d like to wish all our clients and candidates a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. We’re looking forward to working with you in 2022.