Recruiters are ‘just the job’ for charity’s marathon team

Recruiters from TeamJobs have signed up to run in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival for Dorset cancer sufferers.

Members of the company’s Hospitality and Commercial teams will be tackling the Speed of Light 5K event to raise funds for Dorset Cancer Care Foundation (DCCF).

TeamJobs was named Dorset Company of the Year 2015 and has offices in Parkstone Road, Poole and Hinton Road, Bournemouth.

Around 10 members of staff will be running for DCCF.

Rachel Wilson of TeamJobs, said: “When we heard DCCF was asking for volunteers to run in the marathon festival for them we jumped at the chance.

“This will be the first kind of event like this for most of us, but we have all had relatives and friends who have been touched by cancer in some way and knowing we will be raising money for sufferers here in Dorset will really spur us on to do the best we can.”

DCCF was formed in 2012 by Eve Went, Pam Jeffries and Leslie-May Harrison from Poole, to help cancer patients meet the cost of everything from transport to and from hospital, to childcare and much-needed short breaks.

Recent grants have included money for a new pushchair for a child undergoing chemotherapy and to pay for a short break for a terminally ill man and his wife.

The charity has also funded an overnight treatment room at Lewis Manning Hospice in Poole and is helping Wessex Cancer Trust to set up patient support centres in Dorchester and Bournemouth.

This is the third year DCCF has fielded a team for the Bournemouth Marathon Festival and once again it is paying runners’ registration fees in return for different levels of sponsorship.

DCCF founder Eve Went, said: “We were so pleased when TeamJobs got in touch and offered to run for us this year. They are such a fun-loving and energetic company and we know they are going to work very hard on our behalf to raise as much money as they can.”

The Bournemouth Marathon takes place over October 1-2 with a full marathon, half marathon, 10K, 5K and two junior events of 2K and 1.5K.

Also signed up to run for DCCF are staff from Caterpillar in Ferndown and LV in Bournemouth.

Anyone wishing to run in the marathon festival for DCCF should visit:

For information on how to fundraise for DCCF to donate to the charity, or for details of how the charity may help you, please visit

Media information – Debbie Granville, account director at Deep South Media, on 01202 534487 mobile: 07884 657782 or email:

Picture caption: DCCF founder Eve Went (centre) with from left, TeamJobs’ Helen Purbrick, Rachel Wilson, Gemma Vincent and Harriette Anderson.

Information for editors.

TeamJobs has 24 employees who handle all types of positions from short term unskilled roles to highly skilled permanent roles.

DCCF is a non-profit-making charity.

None of its trustees take any expenses or payment.

All money raised is spent in Dorset.