It costs around £25,000 a year to keep the Stratford branch open, so we are heavily dependent on supporters.
To give you an idea what your money would pay for, here’s a brief summary.
•£10 will pay for 24 calls to our national number
•£50 pays for us to answer 20 calls
•£100 pays for the recruitment and training of a new volunteer
•£200 pays for us to reply to 80 emails
•£1000 is the annual cost for us to go into our local community to reach people who are emotionally distressed or suicidal
If you would like to support Stratford Samaritans, there are several ways you can make a financial donation.
•Simply send a cheque to the branch. Make it out to Stratford Samaritans and send to: Tyler House, Tyler Street, Stratford CV37 6TY.
•Donate through Virgin Money Giving
•Remember us in your Will. Sometimes people like to leave us a legacy. However big or small, we will be enormously grateful for your special gift. To leave a bequest all you have to do is make sure this information is in your Will: Registered Charity number 1044651, Stratford-upon-Avon & District Samaritans, Tyler House, Tyler Street, Stratford CV37 6TY.
You may like to organise your own fund raising activity for us - like holding a coffee morning or a garage sale, or taking part in a sponsored walk or marathon. If you have an idea or suggestion, however big or small, we'd be delighted to hear from you. Any help towards raising money for our branch is very welcome.
And if you would like one of our collection tins for your premises, please contact us at the address above.
Stratford-upon-Avon Samaritans are grateful to many companies, organisations and individuals for their support and generosity. Among them are:
Barford Village Shop
The Bewley Charitable Trust
Bidford-on-Avon Parish Council
The Bird Group
Bistrot Pierre, Stratford
Bodies & Co
Bordon Hill Nurseries
Byedowns Charitable Trust
Harford Charitable Trust
Richard Harvey Collection
Inner Wheel Club of Kenilworth
Inner Wheel Club of Warwick
Jarman Charitable Trust
Kenilworth Rotary Club
Ladbroke Park Golf Club Lady Captain's Charity
C.A.Rookes Charitable Trust
Shakespeare Lions Club
Shottery, St Andrew Parish Council
St Andrew Shottery Church
St Mary and All Saints Church Haselor
Stratford Town Trust
Stratford-upon-Avon Rotary Club
The Best of Stratford
The Heber-Percy Charitable Trust
The Ullenhall Players
Volunteer Services Fine Wine Club
Sir J.Andrew Watson
Wootton Wawen Parish Council
And many anonymous donors