Fundraising ideas

Have a look at our events diary for opportunities to enjoy yourself, raise funds and meet some of the Banbury & District volunteers

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Raise funds for Banbury and District Samaritans when you shop online!

When you shop online you can raise funds for Samaritans of Banbury & District at no extra cost to yourself by visiting our page at easyfundraising before you make your online purchase.


Want to support us when you shop online?

Go to and click on the Support Us Now button to register. Then just remember to go to our page at easyfundraising everytime you shop online - there are over 2,700 retailers to choose from!


How it works

1. Start at easyfundraising

Let's say you want to buy a book from Amazon. Instead of going to, you go to instead.

2. Make a purchase

You click from our page at the easyfundraising website through to Amazon to make your purchase. The price of the book is exactly the same as if you'd visited Amazon directly.

After you have bought your book, Amazon will make a donation to Banbury & District Samaritans as a thank you for shopping with them. easyfundraising collect these donations, and it costs you nothing.


And you can choose other ways to get involved!


There are so many ways you can help fundraise for Banbury and District Samaritans. Any help you can give means we can maintain our 24/7 service to people in need. To find out more or to offer your services, use our General Enquiries form.

Here are some fundraising examples.

  • Collecting donations at supermarkets, railway stations and other public places
  • Delivering Samaritans donation cans to local pubs and shops in your neighbourhood
  • Helping out at social/fundraising events
  • Delivering posters and flyers to shops, pubs and other public areas
  • Making craft goods for sale at stalls
  • Contributing plants for sale
  • Helping to sell at stalls and exhibitions
  • Joining our Bonus Ball scheme
  • Telling restaurants about 'Add a Quid to the Bill!'. Diners add a £1 donation to their bill
  • Selling raffle tickets
  • Holding a cake and coffee morning.


Claire Squires: her lasting legacy to Banbury Samaritans

In 2012, Claire Squires died whilst running the London Marathon for Samaritans. Her mum, Cilla, had been a volunteer for 24 years, many of them at Banbury. Claire was an inspirational person, dedicated to raising money for charity. The idea behind the Claire Squires Fund is to make sure her legacy continues. The Fund was created by the unprecedented show of support from the public.