Super Samaritans Will Row Again In The York Dragon Boat Race
On Sunday 10th July a team of intrepid volunteers from York Samaritans will take on the famous Dragon Boat race, Rotary Club York's annual charity row down the River Ouse. The team – aptly named Super Samaritans – will be digging deep to raise as much as they can and are looking for your support.
Every day, Samaritans volunteers respond to around 10,000 calls for help, and the York branch alone has over 120 volunteers who give around 18,000 hours a year to support callers in need of emotional support. It costs over £100 each day to keep the branch open so any donations, no matter how small, would be greatly appreciated: https://yorkrotary.enthuse.com/pf/super-samaritans.
Two-thirds of all sponsorship will go towards York Samaritans, who have been supporting the York community for over 50 years. The remaining third will go to York Rotary’s nominated charities for 2022 which are Accessible Art & Media and Antibiotic Research UK (more information here: [https://www.yorkrotary.co.uk/dragon-boat-challenge]).
The racing takes place on the River Ouse in York, between Scarborough Bridge and Lendal Bridge. Why not come along and cheer on the team!
Alongside our intrepid rowers, we will also be running an awareness event on the other side of the river. The gazebo will have a small book sale, so if you are in the area please do pop over and say hello.
We’re really excited to be taking part in this years Dragon Boat race and it’s great to be able to get out in the community. Samaritans is here for anyone, whatever they’re going through. We’re here to listen and to help people find their own way forward. Please help us to do that.
Hannah, Samaritans Volunteer and Team Captain