All our services are provided by unpaid volunteers but it costs us £200 to cover the cost for every new volunteer to build the skills they need to answer a call for help.
We generate all this money ourselves, mainly through our charity shop, fundraising activities and donations from local people and organisations. Coronavirus has affected the income from our shop since we had to close the shop for many weeks in 2020 and again in 2021.
Chesterfield Mayor’s Appeal
The Mayor of Chesterfield for 2020/22, Councillor Glenys Falconer, presented a cheque in July to her chosen charities, one of which was Chesterfield Samaritans. The cheque was presented on Tuesday 12 July at a reception in Chesterfield Town Hall. The Mayor’s Appeal is an annual charity drive led by the Mayor to raise funds for charities of their choice. We were delighted to receive over £6,000 from the appeal and are grateful to Councillor Falconer and everybody who helped organise the fundraising events along with all who contributed to them.
East Midlands Chamber’s Charitable Fund
Chesterfield Samaritans were fortunate to benefit from the fundraising efforts of the East Midlands Chamber in 2021. Their fundraising reached a new height and £12,000 was split between 3 charities, with Chesterfield Samaritans receiving £4,000. We are grateful to the East Midlands Chamber for their generous donation and appreciate their recognition of our important work.
How you can help
Donate to Chesterfield Samaritans
The simplest way for you to help us is by making a donation through our Donation site. If you would like to donate please click the link below.
Volunteer to fundraise – hold a fundraising challenge
This is a great way for you and your friends to raise a lot of money in support of a very good cause. Not long ago three of our supporters, who share a passion for Yoga, challenged themselves to complete 300 Sun Salutations each. They wanted to help others less fortunate than themselves during the difficult time around Christmas. They attracted a lot of donors, raising over £1,200 for the branch. It shows what can be done!
Fundraise while you shop - SmileAmazon
Anyone who shops on Amazon can support our branch. Smile Amazon offers the same prices, selection and shopping experience as amazon.co.uk but also donates 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to a selected charity, without costing anything.
To access SmileAmazon, enter smile.amazon.co.uk in your web browser and you'll be prompted to select a charitable organisation, where you can search for Chesterfield Samaritans (ignore any mistakes you might see in the description of our charity - they are being corrected!). Every time you go back, you should be asked if you want to keep using Chesterfield Samaritans as your chosen charity.
You can also activate SmileAmazon from your Amazon shopping app on your IOS or Android phone (be sure to switch your AmazonSmile settings to ON in the app).
Thank you for your support!
Fundraise while you shop - easyfundraising
Did you know that whenever you buy anything online, you could raise money for Chesterfield Samaritans?
There are over 4,000 retailers including John Lewis, Argos, Uswitch, eBay, M&S, Just Eat, Now TV, Domino's Pizza and Audible ready to give a free donation every time you shop online via easyfundraising. It only takes 2 minutes to sign up.
Plus, if you sign up and raise £5 in donations, easyfundraising will give us a bonus £5 donation.
All you have to do is:
- Go to: easyfundraising.org.uk
- Click 'support this cause', in our case Chesterfield Samaritans and create an account
- Choose from over 4,000 retailers to do your online shopping as normal and our cause will receive a free donation with every purchase you make.
Thank you for your support, you'll be helping to make a real difference to our branch.