Making a Difference: Focus Recruitment's Journey with The Kids' Cancer Project


In the bustling world of recruitment, where companies vie for top talent and success is measured in placements made, there lies a quieter but equally significant pursuit—a commitment to social responsibility. 

For Focus Recruitment, this commitment has found expression through their partnership with The Kids' Cancer Project, and we couldn’t be more grateful for their support. Focus Recruitments innovative and progressive team of recruitment experts aligns perfectly with The Kids’ Cancer Project’s bold and innovative commitment to fund new science.

 What started as a casual encounter through shared office space with another business, has blossomed into a meaningful collaboration, which has left a lasting impact on both the recruitment agency and the cause they champion.

 Focus Recruitment first crossed paths with The Kids' Cancer Project through the digital realm of social media. Additionally, their office space leaders at WOTSO encouraged tenants to participate in the September Better Challenge—an peer-to-peer fundraising initiative that piqued their interest and set the wheels of collaboration in motion.

 Soon, the team from Focus were getting up at the crack of dawn to complete a five-kilometre lap at Sydney Park before the work day had even begun.

 “The Better Challenge was a great experience for us,” says Principal Consultant and Managing Director Scott Robertson. “We were raising funds for a great cause as well as physical activity which also promotes a positive and healthy work culture.

 “Our team would set up early at Sydney Park and we wouldn’t start work until we completed a 5km lap!”

The unexpected benefit was the team building.

Scott Robertson getting out and about with his dog during the Better Challenge
Scott Robertson getting out and about with his dog during the Better Challenge

Partnering with The Kids’ Cancer Project has allowed our team to rally round each other for a shared purpose and value,” Robertson continues.


“The engagement rate across our team has been great. We have been very target driven with hitting specific goals for The Kid’s Cancer Project and really taking ownership of how we can assist them on the amazing job they are doing.”

Staff Engagement and Passion

Engagement in philanthropic endeavours often yields unexpected benefits, and Focus Recruitment is no exception. Their involvement with The Kids’ Cancer Project, not only raised awareness but also fostered a sense of camaraderie among employees and friends.

 From those early morning meet-ups in their sneakers, to doubling donations on designated days, the team found themselves united by a shared purpose and fuelled by a collective desire to make a difference

 The partnership with The Kids' Cancer Project became a catalyst for heightened engagement within the Focus Recruitment team. Setting specific goals and taking ownership of fundraising initiatives allowed employees to channel their passion into tangible action, forging stronger bonds and a deeper sense of fulfillment.

 Reflecting on their journey with The Kids’ Cancer Project, Scott highlights the collaborative spirit that characterised their fundraising efforts. Whether it was rallying strangers (“people we had never met before”) to promote awareness or fundraising for the Better Challenge, every contribution became a testament to the power of collective action.

 When asked to choose between the Better Challenge and K’day – The Kids’ Cancer Project’s annual day of double impact fundraising on February 15, Scott found value in both experiences. The Better Challenge not only raised funds but also promoted physical activity, fostering a culture of wellness within the team. Meanwhile, K’day provided a platform for doubling donations and amplifying their impact.

Impact on Children with Cancer

While the journey with The Kids’ Cancer Project is ongoing, Focus Recruitment remains hopeful about the impact of their fundraising efforts. By supporting childhood cancer research, they aim to alleviate the burden on Australian scientists in research, facilitate access to crucial resources, and ultimately, improve outcomes for children battling cancer.

 Having experienced firsthand the rewards of supporting The Kids' Cancer Project, Scott wholeheartedly recommends other businesses join the cause. Their endorsement stems not only from the mission of The Kids’ Cancer Project, but also from the exemplary leadership embodied by staff members like Effie, in the Partnerships team, whose dedication has inspired others to lend their support.

“It’s been great to have a small part in supporting her and her team,” he says, “I highly recommend all businesses across Australia to get involved with The Kids’ Cancer Project.”

Ultimately, Focus Recruitment has found their partnership with The Kids’ Cancer Project has not only highlighted the importance of childhood cancer research but beyond the scientific advancements and breakthroughs they can see the profound impact on the lives of children and their family’s cancer has. By investing in research, Focus Recruitment know they are helping to not only offer hope but also pave the way for a brighter future.

 As Focus Recruitment continues their journey with The Kids' Cancer Project, they serve as a shining example of how businesses can make a meaningful difference in the world.

 Through their partnership, they have not only raised funds but also cultivated a culture of compassion, solidarity, and purpose. In the fight against childhood cancer, every contribution, no matter how small, has the power to spark change and inspire hope.

 If you or your organisation would like to partner with The Kids’ Cancer Project and also make a difference, please contact Effie Kent, Partnerships Lead, by emailing