Scotmid & Samaritans

Helping us be there when it matters.

We are delighted to have been chosen as the 2017-18 Charity of the Year by the Scotmid Co-operative family who aim to raise £300,000 to help us ensure we can reach more people in crisis before it is too late. 

The Scotmid Co-operative family of businesses is made up of some very familiar brands across Scotland, the North of England and Northern Ireland, including:

  • Scotmid Co-operative
  • Semichem
  • Lakes & Dales Co-operative
  • Scotmid Funeral Directors
  • Dundas & Fyfe Funeral Directors
  • Lakes and Dales Co-operative

Every six seconds somebody contacts Samaritans for support. That’s why we’re so delighted that Scotmid aim to continue their amazing track record of fundraising for good causes by raising over £300,000 which will help us to continue to provide our listening service across the communities we both serve.

There will also be the opportunity to raise the profile locally of our branches and how people can get involved with volunteering for Samaritans.

We shall continue to update this page with personal stories and news about Scotmid’s fundraising and awareness events, so keep an eye out for collection-cans and local information stands in stores near you.

Do you work for Scotmid?

Scotmid staff can find a range of guidance, support and fundraising materials on your Sharepoint system or you can download some resources below:

Sponsorship forms

Fundraising poster

For other resources and support please contact your Partnership Manager Natasha on 07483027847 or by email on

Are you a Samaritans’ volunteer?

If you would like to support the partnership locally we would love to hear from you. Please contact Scotmid Partnership Manager Natasha on the details above to find out how you can get involved.