33 Albert Street
Banbury Oxfordshire OX16 5DG
Where we work
Banbury, Brackley, Bicester, Buckingham, Towcester, Chipping Norton, Daventry
How we can help
Due to coronavirus recommendations, we are currently unable to hold face to face meetings with callers. Please phone the FREE national Samaritans Helpline on 116 123 or email [email protected] if you need support.
Banbury and District Samaritans have been in Albert Street - in the heart of the town - since we were founded in 1974 offering emotional support to around 20,000 people a year.
Banbury & District Samaritans provides support to people in our local area and beyond mainly covering Banbury, Brackley and the surrounding villages and out to Bicester, Towcester, Buckingham, Daventry and Shipston on Stour.
We hold fundraising events, collections, give talks to local organisations, schools and colleges and are regularly out and about in the local area. If you have any queries about the branch, its administration - including fundraising, sponsorship opportunities and requests to talk at events - or any other enquiries you can email us using the "Make a general enquiry" link at the bottom of the page.
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. We have a very active outreach team which works with local schools and gives talks to anyone who invites us, so that we can spread the word!
Volunteering in Banbury
Everyone in the branch is a volunteer, from our Director to part time fundraisers. We have between 60 and 70 volunteers. Although Samaritans is best known for its volunteers who answer the phones, there are so many ways in which you can help us, for example we have roles in administration, fundraising and building maintenance.
All recruitment is currently taking place via Zoom due to pandemic restrictions but if you have any questions or would like to register your interest please email [email protected]
Fundraising at Banbury and District Samaritans
We need to raise money to continue our work and 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 the branch at no extra cost to yourself by visiting our page at easyfundraising before you make your purchase.
Find out more about what we're up to: Getting involved with Banbury and District Samaritans (English)
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