Fare partnership for Samaritans and MyTrainTicket

We are thrilled to be launching a new partnership with UK rail ticket provider, My Train Ticket which
will run from July 2012 to July 2013.

From Wednesday 11 July, a donation of 10 pence from every booking fee from tickets sold on the MyTrainTicket website will be donated to Samaritans.

People contact us with all kinds of problems such as financial worries, family struggles, bereavement and suicidal feelings. There are a number of ways of receiving support including by phone, email, letter and face to face at one of our 201 branches run by more than 20,000 volunteers.

MyTrainTicket is a website dedicated to helping people find cheap fares and plan the best route for journeys across the UK.

Simon Grant-Rennick, Chairman of MyTrainTicket said: “We’re very pleased to be supporting Samaritans and their vital work in helping people deal with personal crises. It’s a sad fact that more than 200 people per year take their own lives on UK railways, and being part of the rail industry we feel strongly about helping Samaritans to reduce this number.”

Samaritans’ Executive Director of Fundraising and Communications, Rachel Kirby-Rider said: “Without support from companies like MyTrainTicket we wouldn’t be able to deliver our round the clock service and we look forward to working with them over the coming year.”