March-based company CUB UK Ltd is turning purple - to help fund work to support disabled people.
CUB, which assists businesses in all areas of energy, is supporting Purple for Papworth, a campaign by the disability charity Papworth Trust.
They will be joining a host of supporters hoping to turn the country purple.
Whether it’s making purple pizza, having a purple dress-down day at work, a purple pamper party, purple pub quiz, or even a prune eating competition – ideas are flying in like ‘purple rain’.
At CUB they are planning to dress in purple, have a purple bake-off with a competition to see who can sell the most cake, and a purple-related quiz.
Involvement in the community is important to the family-run company. Corporate and Social Responsibility Co-ordinator Derrick Hart said: “We understand that local businesses and communities are closely linked and that we can have a significant impact on communities as a whole.
“ We were looking for charities that our staff could help and support, and Papworth Trust was on the top of our list.”
Purple for Papworth is being held between March 3 and 10. The charity is encouraging everyone to use the colour purple as a theme to raise funds at this or any time of the year.
Annette Angell, Papworth Trust’s Corporate and Community Fundraising Manager, said: “The public always amaze us with the way they respond to a challenge to help us in our work supporting disabled and older people. Purple for Papworth we are sure will result in some brilliant and creative fundraising ideas and initiatives.
“We are trying to raise funds to provide essential services for disabled people in the local area.
“As well as raising money, we’re hoping that by Going Purple, we can increase awareness of the importance of offering disabled people high quality services.”
For more information on how to get involved in Purple for Papworth and to register your event go to www.papworth.org.uk/purple