Meet our marathon runners!

It is now less than a month to go until the Virgin Money London Marathon 2016! We have five runners in Help & Care's marathon team. They will all be raising vital funds for our Community Works project which provides important services to local people across Dorset.

The runners have been training hard over the past few weeks for their 26-mile run on the 24th April 2016. We wish them the best of luck!

Ben Harris

Help & Care are a local charity that champion the well being of our older citizens and work hard to improve the quality of life for them and their carers in Dorset. Like many who have older relatives, I often see first hand the struggles that day to day living can bring to them as well as the feeling of isolation from society. So I am proud to be supporting Help and Care in my local community to help raise funds for their work.

Ben Harris, Marathon Runner
Sponsor Ben


Running the London Marathon has always been on my bucket list. I am part of SPICE - The Special Programme of Initiative Challenge and Excitement - and try to incorporate this into my life as I continue my journey.

Andy Scott, Marathon Runner
Sponsor Andy


Help & Care is a great organisation and I have seen first-hand the difference they make to people's lives. I am running the Marathon for them to give my support in as practical way as I can. I spend lots of my time working in meetings so it is good to be out there and making a practical contribution.

Debbie Ward, Marathon Runner
Sponsor Debbie

Darren Yearsley

Help & Care provide valuable help in providing support and independence to those that may otherwise struggle. Although some of the larger charities grab the majority of runners at the London Marathon, the smaller local charities provide an equally valuable service, and if anything need more support. Therefore it's a privilege to run for Help & Care, and do what we can to make a difference to people's lives.

Darren Yearsley, Marathon Runner
Sponsor Darren

Rebecca Landman

I am running for Help & Care as they are a local charity, working with older people who may be experiencing isolation from family and friends. Everyone needs stimulating activities to maintain wellbeing but older people in particular can benefit from feeling part of their local community. I liked hearing how the charity asked older people what they most missed about the weekend and brought them together with Sunday lunch!

Rebecca Landman, Marathon Runner

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