Recruitment specialist Pure continues support for Bury St Edmunds-based play club charity Brightstars

Co-founder Steve Turpie plus volunteers and children from the Brightstars Saturday Club with the che

Co-founder Steve Turpie plus volunteers and children from the Brightstars Saturday Club with the cheque presented to the charity by professional recruitment specialists Pure - Credit: Archant

East of England professional recruitment firm Pure has made a further donation to its nominated Suffolk charity, Brightstars.

Pure, which has offices in Ipswich, Cambridge, Norwich and Chelmsford, presented the charity with a cheque for £645, representing money raised through the sale of tickets for its recent Best Employers Eastern Region events.

Brghtstars, set up by business transformation expert Steve Turpie and his wife Paula, is a Saturday play group in Bury St Edmunds for children and young people with additional needs.

Pure has supported Brightstars since the charity was first founded in 2015 and the latest donation brings the total raised so far to £2,290.

Clare Fuller, marketing manager at Pure, visited the Saturday Club, held at Riverwalk School, to present the cheque and find out more about how Pure’s previous donations have helped to support the charity’s work. As well as fundraising, two members of the Pure team have also been volunteering at the Saturday sessions.

Steve Turpie said: “The ongoing support from Pure means a great deal to us. It’s not just about the money. Having members of the team give up their own valuable time to help us at the club is also fantastic.

“We are blessed to have them working with us and to have Pure’s support overall. They are helping us to make a massive positive impact on local children, and on their parents and carers.”

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Lynn Walters, director at Pure, added: “Steve has always been a fantastic supporter of the Best Employers Eastern Region initiative. He’s regularly donated his time to be a guest speaker at events and his insights have proved inspirational to many local employers.

“When we first heard his own inspiring story of the charity he was setting up we were keen to support him in return. As part of our values as an organisation, we believe in supporting and taking part in the communities that surround us. We’ve always worked to support local organisations which provide valuable support and we’re proud to include Brightstars as one of our nominated charities.”

Pure runs the Best Employers Eastern Region initiative in conjunction with people development and psychometrics specialist eras ltd. A proportion of the ticket sales from the recent events has also gone to west Suffolk cardiac support group Upbeat Heart as eras ltd’s chosen charity.