Why we need to raise funds...
We're dependent on fundraising to keep going, as we receive no government funding.
It costs £65,000 a year to run in Ipswich - that's £165 per day.
"Fundraising is essential to keep our branch running. It also helps to build our profile and relationship with the local community." - Ben, Support Volunteer
Read the information below to find out how you can support us financially through fundraising initiatives or making donations.
Fundraising for us
You could run a fundraising event for us. Our fundraising activities are varied, and all money raised is greatly appreciated.
Over recent years, people have fundraised for us through the following activities:
- barn dances
- coffee mornings
- jazz concerts
- sponsored walks
- running marathons
You don't have to be a Samaritans volunteer to raise money for us. But if you're interested in running fundraising events as a support volunteer see the volunteering link.
Making a donation
You can now make a donation to us through Virgin Money Giving.
Donations can also be made in a variety of other ways, including:
- donating at our awareness events
- joining our 100 Club
- contributing through Give As You Earn
- remembering us in your will
You can also visit our shop on Carr Street in Ipswich, and donate unwanted items.
If you'd like to become a support volunteer to help with fundraising, please call us on 01473 214610. Learn more about getting involved with branch fundraising and donating, including:
- Why we need to raise funds
- Fundraising events you could do
- How to make a donation
- or use AmazonSmile and our branch will get 0.5% of your purchases
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