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Samaritans - Marking 70 Years of Listening
Samaritans are marking 70 years of listening. On 2nd November 1953, Chad Varah, a vicar and writer-cartoonist, answered the first ever call to a brand new helpline for people contemplating suicide.
- 29th October 2023
York Samaritans run the Yorkshire Marathon once again on the 15th October 2023.
York Samaritans are once again taking part in the Yorkshire Marathon Relay on Sunday 15th October to further raise awareness about the work of the Samaritans.
- 3rd October 2023
York Samaritans – Asking Directly About Suicidal Thoughts Can Help Save Lives
To mark World Suicide Prevention Day on September the 10th, York Samaritans are encouraging people in York and North Yorkshire not to be afraid to talk about suicidal thoughts and feelings if they are worried about someone.
- 1st September 2023
York Samaritans - New Branch Director
York Samaritans has welcomed a new Branch Director by nomination of his fellow listening and support volunteers.
- 18th July 2023
York Samaritans Volunteer Takes on Loch Lomond - 17th July 2023
In July 2023, Judith Kirk from York, an avid open water swimmer, took on her biggest challenge yet, swimming the entire length of Loch Lomond, to celebrate her 60th birthday and at the same time raise funds for York Samaritans.
- 18th July 2023
Super Samaritans Take On The York Dragon Boat Race - 9th July 2023
On Sunday 9th July a team of intrepid volunteers from York Samaritans will take on the famous Dragon Boat race, Rotary Club of York's annual charity row down the River Ouse.
- 13th May 2023
Swim For York Samaritans – 16th June 2023
Try open water swimming on Friday June 16th at Allerthorpe Lakeland Park, all in aid of York Samaritans. The evening starts at 6pm and closes at 9pm and is for everyone, inexperienced and experienced open water swimmers.
- 12th April 2023
York Samaritans – Samaritans Aiming to Bust the ‘Blue Monday’ Myth
To help celebrate and raise awareness of Brew Monday, York Samaritans are joining forces with local rail industry partners to host an event at York station on Monday 16th January.
- 8th January 2023