York Samaritans Join The Heritage Cycle Ride
Ten riders from the York Branch will be joining Samaritans from other UK Branches on a cycle ride over six stages from London to York during 8-13 May 2021. The event has been organised to raise awareness of the benefits to the mental health of physical activity and the role of Samaritans in supporting people who might be struggling to cope with life’s difficulties. More details about the event can be found at Samaritans Heritage bike ride and York Branch will welcome riders as they arrive at York during the afternoon of Thursday 13 May 2021. Donations in support of our riders and to keep the services going that enable us to reach those who are struggling to cope can be made at our virginmoneygiving page.
The York branch was founded in 1967 and is one of 202 branches nationwide. All of this is made possible by over 120 volunteers who take calls and answer emails, day and night. Volunteers also help with fundraising, running the Branch, managing our finances etc. This dedication is supported by generous public donations which make up nearly all our income. It currently costs approximately £100 each day to keep us open. Your support in helping us do this is greatly appreciated.
David, Samaritans volunteer