Three Suffolk causes have benefited from one company’s Santa-style generosity, this Christmas.
FIND (Families in Need), Fresh Start – New Beginnings, and Cancer Campaign in Suffolk were all selected as charitable recipients by the staff at recruitment firm, Pure.
A total of 12 boxes of provisions were donated to a local food bank, ready to be passed on to families identified by FIND.
Having elected not to run a Secret Santa but to collate their money for a good cause instead, Pure staff also purchased two Amazon Fire HD tablets with their combined contributions. These were donated to Fresh Start – New Beginnings.
As a final act of generosity, the company swapped sending corporate Christmas cards, for the opportunity to donate to Cancer Campaign in Suffolk.
Paul Sheldrake, Manager at Pure’s Ipswich office, said: “We’re really proud to be able to bring the year to a close by playing a small part in helping those less fortunate this Christmas.
“All three charities provide exceptional support to people in the local community and we’re delighted to be able to help them.”
He added: “Thank you to all the team for giving so generously, and to all our clients and friends who have not only made Christmas donations but also supported us throughout the entire year in our fundraising and volunteering efforts.”
Pure’s other offices across the region have also chosen to make donations to local charities instead of sending out festive cards.
The Chelmsford team donated to Kids Inspire, a charity which supports young people in Essex who are at an educational, social or economic disadvantage.
The Cambridge team’s donation went to STARS, which provides support and counselling for any child or young person in Cambridgeshire who has, or is expecting to, lose a loved one.
The Norwich team donated to Norfolk’s cancer charity The Big C, which provides drop in support and information centres across Norfolk and Waveney.