We’re lacing up our trainers and getting ready to clock up the miles, in support of Samaritans’ Samarathon. Are you in? We’re excited to be the official sponsor of this huge fundraiser, which encourages everyone in the UK to run, jog, or walk the equivalent of a marathon throughout July. The month-long event will help […]
We’re lacing up our trainers and getting ready to clock up the miles, in support of Samaritans’ Samarathon. Are you in?
We’re excited to be the official sponsor of this huge fundraiser, which encourages everyone in the UK to run, jog, or walk the equivalent of a marathon throughout July. The month-long event will help save lives – raising money so that Samaritans’ awesome volunteers can continue providing vital emotional support.
Why you should join us
Fresh air and exercise are known to help boost physical and mental wellbeing. So, while you’re raising money for an incredible cause, you’ll also be looking after your own health. All you need to do is choose how, when, and where you complete your 26.2 miles. You’ve got the whole of July to get the miles in. And you can sign up with friends and family – cheering each other on in-person or remotely.
Many Samaritans volunteers are taking part this July – here are a few positive messages from last year’s participants:
Alex, Samaritans volunteer and Samarathon participant:
“I love running as it helps me relax and clear my head. Samarathon is flexible and you can wrap the challenge around your life.”
Hayley, Samaritans volunteer and Samarathon participant:
“I decided to take on Samarathon in memory of my beautiful mum who lost her life by suicide. After completing the challenge, I decided to sign up to be a listener on the phones. My fellow Samaritans trainees and I decided to form a team so we can raise money and show our support for this worthwhile charity.”
How does it work?
All you need to do is sign up at Samarathon 2021. You’ll be taken to a JustGiving page where you can register for the event and set up your page. Sign up with friends, family, or work mates – or go it alone if you prefer. Then share your JustGiving page far and wide to help raise money for Samaritans.
Every £150 you raise can help fund over 30 potentially life-saving calls, and you’ll be entered into a prize draw to win sports goodies too.
Our partnership with Samaritans
At Three, we’re all about connecting people. Our partnership with Samaritans is the perfect opportunity to inspire customers to really listen to their friends and family. To be a Better Phone Friend whenever they can. During our 3-year partnership, we’ll work together to expand Samaritans’ services and help more people access emotional support, 24/7, 365 days a year.
More about Samaritans
Anyone can contact Samaritans free any time from any phone on 116 123, even a mobile without credit. This number won’t show up on your phone bill. Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.samaritans.org.
Every day, Samaritans volunteers respond to around 10,000 calls for help.
Samaritans is a charity and it’s the public’s kind donations and more than 20,000 volunteers that mean they’re always there for anyone struggling to cope. Find out how you can support Samaritans or volunteer with them.