About Banbury and District Samaritans
Banbury & District Samaritans has been providing support to people in our local area and beyond for over 40 years. We mainly cover the following areas:
- Chipping Norton
- Shipston on Stour
We have been in Albert Street - in the heart of the town - since we were founded in 1974. We offer emotional support in person, by phone, by email and by text and on average we help around 20,000 people a year.
If you have any queries about the branch, its administration - including fundraising, sponsorship opportunities & requests to talk at events - or any other enquiries, please ContactUs
Working in the Banbury community
An important part of Samaritans’ work is to reach out to people in the community and work with other organisations to raise awareness of what we do and offer support to as many people as we can.
Our outreach team works with local schools, shelters, multicultural projects and the NHS to name a few. We give talks to anyone who invites us, so that we can spread the word! You can read more information on our outreach work here.
Volunteering in Banbury
Everyone in the Branch is a volunteer, from our Director to our part time fundraisers. We have between 60 and 70 volunteers. Although Samaritans is best known for its volunteers who answer the telephones, there are so many other ways in which you can help us. We have roles in administration, fundraising and building maintenance for example.
Fundraising at Banbury and District Samaritans
We need to raise money to continue our work. We hold regular fundraising activities to find the £75 per day needed to run our branch. You can support us by coming along to an event, donating to us or offering ideas on how we can raise money.
When you shop online you can raise funds for Banbury & District Samaritans at no extra cost to yourself by visiting our page at easyfundraising before you make your online purchase.
For more information on this and other fund raising opportunities please read our fundraising page.
To see what events we'll be organising or attending please read our events-diary.