Our Royal Patron, Ambassadors and Supporters

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His Majesty The King - Royal Patron

Samaritans is honoured to have His Majesty The King as Royal Patron.

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Felicity Varah-Harding - Honorary President

Felicity is the daughter of Dr Chad Varah, Samaritans Founder.

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Dame Julie Walters - Ambassador

Dame Julie Walters has supported Samaritans for many years and is also a Branch Patron for her local Horsham & Crawley Branch.

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Gail Porter - Ambassador

Gail has supported Samaritans for many years, having first got in touch with us in 2012 and often credits us as having helped her through some difficult moments in her life.

Elizabeth Day

Elizabeth Day - Ambassador

Elizabeth’s support of Samaritans has seen her raise significant awareness and funds across many of our key campaigns and projects.

Scarlett Moffatt

Scarlett Moffatt - Ambassador

Scarlett called Samaritans when she was struggling with negative media scrutiny and trolling.

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Hussain Manawer - Ambassador

Hussain has supported Samaritans for many years as part of his mental health campaigning

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Philip Selway - Ambassador

Radiohead drummer Philip Selway was a Samaritans listening volunteer for 15 years before coming on board to support numerous campaigns and initiatives.

Josh Cuthbert

Josh Cuthbert - Ambassador

Having personal experience of mental health challenges and using Samaritans services, Josh is a keen advocate of encouraging people to open up and seek help if they're struggling.

Dr Amir Khan

Dr Amir Khan - Supporter

Dr Amir has supported Samaritans for a number of years, helping us to raise awareness and regularly signposting to our services on his social channels and in press articles/interviews.

Nigel Owens

Nigel Owens MBE - Supporter

Former International Rugby Union Referee turned Farmer, Nigel has supported us for many years since revealing his own personal mental health struggles.

Jason Flemyng

Jason Flemyng - Supporter

Jason has supported Samaritans for a number of years and is a keen mental health advocate, particularly around the help available to people in prisons.


I’m deeply appreciative and full of admiration for everything all these remarkable volunteers do. The fact that you give up so much of your time and provide your love and compassion for other people in this way.

His Majesty King Charles III