Join #TeamSamaritans and help us be there for people who need us.
Ready to fundraise for Central London Samaritans?
From bake sales to treks, charity football matches to party nights. However you want to fundraise, we'd love to have you as part of #TeamSamaritans.
Whatever you’ve chosen to do to support us, know that you’ll be raising vital funds and awareness for Samaritans and that we’re here to support you along the way. Get in touch for your free digital fundraising and awareness pack and join #TeamSamaritans.
During the first lockdown, John and Laura set up a Virtual Boxing Class open to everyone. A whooping £1,300 was raised for Central London Samaritans which enabled us to answer 260 potentially life-saving calls.
Whether you're planning on raising funds at home, work or in your local community, we've got a fundraising idea to suit everyone.
Celebrate your birthday
Do you have that big day coming up? Put those candles to use by raising funds for Central London Samaritans! You can ask for donations in place of gifts, or throw a party and ask for donations at the door. To fundraise for our branch, please click here.
Organise a collection
Ask your local store, church or community centre, if you can have a collection at the next big event, or host one in your workplace, school or on campus. We can supply you with resources and tips to make your collection a roaring success.
Organise a book club with your pals!
Schedule it once per week where you discuss the book you have read, decide which one to read for the upcoming week and donate a small amount to the branch. To fundraise for our branch, please click here.
Put on a bake sale or get your friends together in a video call, so you can still socialise safely, and ask them to donate what they would've given for a slice of cake for the pleasure of your virtual company instead. To fundraise for our branch, please click here.
Cycling is an activity that can be done while respecting social distancing and physical activity is such an important thing to do especially in times like this.
Pledge a donation for every mile you cycle to support our branch. And share it on your social media if you can! To fundraise for our branch, please click here.
Host an event
Try your hand at putting on a music event, or keep it low-key with a summer barbeque or even a morning coffee party. You could even ask local businesses to donate prizes for a raffle – after all, it’s for a good cause! To fundraise for our branch, please click here.
Use your talent to raise funds
Use your expertise, organise virtual classes and ask your followers for a small donation to the branch. It could be an online yoga, boxing, cooking or dance class - whatever you enjoy the most! To fundraise for our branch, please click here.
Why not set up a monthly movie club with friends? Pick a movie and ask your friends to donate £5 to join. To fundraise for our branch, please click here.
Reach out to your local HIIT, yoga, or pilates instructor & see if they’ll host a virtual workout challenge to support Central London Samaritans. To fundraise for our branch, please click here.
Selling your homemade goods is a brilliant way of raising money. To fundraise for our branch, please click here.
Raising Money while shopping online
Raise money with easyfundraising or Amazon smile for our branch with every online purchase you make. It's free and easy.
More info can be found here.
Donate your best second-hand clothes
If you’re realising that you have clothes you no longer use or need, you can donate them to Thrift. Once you have selected Central London Samaritans as your chosen charity, 33% of every sale will be donated to us. More info can be found here
Buy your personalised cards or 3D e-cards for any occasion using one of our partners. This way, you can help support our branch all year round. More info here.
Give a car
Give a car will collect your old car, take it away for auction or scrap and then will give the proceeds (minus their admin costs) to Central London Samaritans. To donate your car and support our branch, click here.
Co-op Local Community Fund
Co-op Members can choose us as their local cause so that every time they buy selected Co-op own-brand products and services, 1% of the money they spend goes to us as a charitable donation.
To be able to donate this 1% to CLS you will need to be a Co-op Member. Please find more info on how to become a member here.
If you are already a Co-op member you simply need to select CLS as your chosen charity via your membership account.
How joining #TeamSamaritans makes a difference
Provides ongoing email support for someone struggling to cope
Covers the cost of 5 calls for help
Keeps our branch open for 1 hour
"It’s not that one phone call magically fixed everything - the problems were still there - but it was a turning point. And since then, I’ve been able to build the sort of life that would have seemed impossible to me."
If you fundraise for Central London Samaritans, make sure to ask your employer if they run a matching gift programme. Employers are often happy to double or triple match their employees' donation.
By fundraising for our branch, you will help us make sure we're there to listen to anyone who's unable to cope right now.
Tell us about your fundraising plans by getting in touch with our team.