Scunthorpe Samaritans in the news

We're pushing more and more to make sure Scunthorpe Samaritans is considered locally for events, speaking and fundraising opportunities. Here are all the recent snippets of Scunthorpe Samaritans when we've been on the radio, in the local paper or on the tele!!

October 2018

Volunteers needed to make sure Scunthorpe Samaritans Charity shop can stay open throughout the week. The shop in Ashby needs volunteers, can you help us? Click here to read the full article

August 2018

Scunthorpe Samaritans given fundraising boost with donation from Westcliff Pharmacy. The Scunthorpe branch have been chosen by staff to receive the an amazing donation. Click here to read our full article

July 2018

Scunthorpe College staff member takes part in wing walk to raise money for local Samaritans. Emma Turner, from North Lindsey College in Scunthorpe, decided to help out the Scunthorpe Samaritans after learning about their fundraising efforts on professional social media platform LinkedIn. Click here to read our full article.

Garden in memory of Samaritans founder Chad Varah to open in his home town of Barton.  The Chad Varah Memorial Garden has been created in Baysgath Park in Barton-Upon-Humber as a permanent memorial to the Samaritans founder. Click here to read our full article

September 2017

Scunthorpe Samaritans on the hunt for more volunteers to light up the night for callers. We need volunteers throughout the night. If you can help get in touch. Click here to read our full article

July 2017

Samaritans walking across the Humber Bridge to raise money and awareness. Started in 2017 we joined forces with other Samaritans branches from across the Yorkshire and Humber region to raise awareness of Samaritans by walking across the Humber Bridge. Click here to read the full article 

June 2017

Uncle takes part in 15,000 feet skydive to raise awareness for Samaritans - Pete Fegan organised for himself and 28 others to jump out of a plan to raise money for us! have a read of why he decided to help the Samaritans here!! Click here to read the full article.  Pete also featured on the main Samaritans news. Have a read here.

Charity Football match in memory of Scunthorpe nurse raises more than £1500 - We were so happy when two! (Yes two!!!) different groups contacted us to raise money through a charity football match. One of those matches (Graham's day) has been mentioned in the Scunthorpe Telegraph. Click here to read the full article.

November 2016

Did you see us on the back page of the North Lincs News Direct? If you missed us here we are!!

And we were in the Scunthorpe Telegraph twice (just not online!!) have a look here

September 2016

Walkers step out to raise awareness of suicide - Scunthorpe Telegraph reported on the very successful walk that took place on the 11th September to raise awareness of Suicide. The event was in partnership with RDasH, NHS Foundation Trust, North Lincolnshire Council and ourselves. Around 50 walkers took part in the 5km course. Click here to read the full article

Suicide Prevention Day - Estuary TV very kindly invited us back to discuss Suicide Prevention Day. To view Simon's TV debut please go to our YouTube channel (click here) and watch him discuss the great work we do. 

Steel Matters - The British Steel included information about us in their staff magazine. Thank you for the help spreading the word

August 2016

RDASH, North Lincolnshire Walkers invited to step out to combat suicide - We've been mentioned on the RDASH website on the 24th August about our latest event taking place on the 11th September. Have a read here 

Estuary TV - Our Deputy Director for Fundraising and Publicity Karen appeared on Estuary TV on the 2nd August promoting the branch and volunteering. To watch the interview click on the link here. A huge thank you to the Estuary TV team for having us and giving us the time to promote the work Scunthorpe Samaritans do.

July 2016

Rose Garden - A refurbished Rose Garden and new Plaque was unveiled on the 22nd July 2016 near Civic Centre in Scunthorpe. The rose garden is just one of the initiatives to help raise the awareness of the Samaritans. North Lincolnshire council released a press release that can be seen here, and Scunthorpe Telegraph reported on the unveiling here. Scunthorpe Telegraph reported the news in the hard copy of the paper issued on the 4th August 2016.


Humber Bridge Walk -  Also in the month of July volunteers from Scunthorpe, Hull, Grimsby and more joined together to meet on the Humber Bridge. The walk on the 24th July was to symbolise how branches are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and how they support each other to do so. The Scunthorpe telegraph reported on this event here. It was reported in the hard copy of the Scunthorpe Telegraph issued on the 4th August 2016. 


June 2016

Radio Humberside - Director Rachel Johnson as invited to Radio Humberside to speak to Andy Comforts about Scunthorpe Samaritans and the role of the branch. Listen to her interview here!