At Three we’re lacing up our trainers and getting ready to clock up the miles, in support of Samaritans’ Samarathon. Fancy joining us?
We’re excited to be the official sponsor of this huge fundraiser again this year, which encourages everyone to run, jog, or walk the equivalent of a marathon throughout July. Fitting it in around your everyday life. The month-long event will help save lives – raising money so that Samaritans’ awesome volunteers can continue providing vital emotional support.
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 friends and family can sign up too – cheering each other on in-person or remotely.
Right now, more people are finding it hard to cope. Rising costs mean that people are finding it harder to make ends meet. Samaritans know that financial insecurity is a risk factor for suicide. Every mile you do this July will help make sure everyone has somewhere to turn, no matter what they’re going through.
“On the two occasions when I reached out to Samaritans, I was in a pretty desperate place. The ability to get those feelings out – the feelings of lack of self-worth, hopelessness, whatever you want to call it – empowered me to then go to the people around me.” Ian, Samaritans caller.
To join forces with Three and support this year’s Samarathon, all you need to do is follow the simple steps on the Samarathon website.
You’ll be taken to a fundraising platform from Enthuse, 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. You can easily link your page with Strava to track your miles automatically. Then share your fundraising page far and wide to help raise money for Samaritans.
Raising £50 could enable Samaritans to answer 10 potentially lifesaving calls for help.
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’re working together to expand Samaritans’ services and help more people access emotional support, 24/7, 365 days a year.
Anyone can contact Samaritans for free, at any time from any phone on 116 123. Even a mobile phone without credit can make this call. And the number won’t show up on your phone bill.
Or you can email email@example.com. Or go to www.samaritans.org for more email options, face-to-face calls, online chat, and postal details.
Samaritans respond to a call for help every 10 seconds. Samaritans is a charity and it’s the public’s kind donations and more than 22,000 volunteers that mean they’re always there for anyone struggling to cope.
Find out how you can support Samaritans or volunteer with them. Whatever you’re going through, Samaritans will face it with you.