Ipswich-based colleagues at recruitment firm Pure support Anglia Care Trust house project

Some of the team from Pure�s Ipswich office volunteering with Anglia Care Trust to decorate a house

Some of the team from Pure�s Ipswich office volunteering with Anglia Care Trust to decorate a house ready for a family supported by the charity. Picture: Tom Blake/Pure - Credit: Archant

A team from the Ipswich office of specialist recruitment group Pure has spent a day volunteering with Anglia Care Trust, decorating a house in Ipswich ready for a family supported by the charity to move in.

Anglia Care Trust, which is based in Ipswich, supports people in Suffolk through community safety and housing services, plus advice, guidance and advocacy.

A total of 12 team members from Pure took on the challenge of helping to prepare the two-bedroom house for occupancy, working in morning and afternoon shifts of six, with the living room, the kitchen and one bedroom being completed.

Lucy Plumb, executive assistant at Pure and part of the volunteering team, said: “It’s extremely rewarding to be able to support charities through fundraising and donations, but there’s something extra special about actually getting to go out and do something hands-on.

“It gives you the chance to see how your hard work can really make a difference to people’s lives. We’ve all really enjoyed helping out and it really does help to reinforce our culture of teamwork and support.”

The house is expected to be completed and ready for the family in about six weeks’ time.