There are plenty of ways to support your local Samaritans branch in Norwich. Here's just a few:
Why your support is vital
In order to be there for our callers 24/7, the running costs of our branch total £210 per day – that’s £76,650 per year.
We receive no funding from our Samaritans Central Office and we are responsible for raising all our own funds locally.
It is your support that enables us to be there for caller in their hour of need – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
Fundraising is essential to keep our branch running. It also helps to build connections in our local community.
Chris, fundraising volunteer
Fundraising as a volunteer
By joining our fundraising team as a volunteer you can support the fundraising events and activities we organise in branch. These can include:
- Funding applications to local trusts
- Bucket collections (theatres, football games, supermarkets, etc)
- Awareness stalls
- Quiz nights
- Garden parties
Fundraising as a supporter
Many supporters enjoy fundraising for us in their workplace, with friends, or by themselves out on the running track. These can include all types of things:
- Bake sales
- Flea markets
- Fashion shows
- Sponsored walks/bike rides
It's now easy to collect donations online for your fundraising activity - just go to Virgin Money Giving and select 'Norwich Samaritans' when setting up your fundraising page.
If we can support you in any way during your fundraising journey, please email us at [email protected]
Just select Norwich Samaritans when setting up your account on either site, and retailers will donate a percentage of your purchase to our branch.