The Health Insurance Group teams up with Samaritans

The Health Insurance Group has announced that it is sponsoring all Samaritans’ running events for 2013, kicking off with the Brighton Marathon on Sunday 14 April.

Samaritans has hundreds of runners taking part in challenges across the UK this year including the London Marathon on 21 April, the Great North Run in Newcastle on 15 September and the Royal Parks half Marathon on 6 October.

The Health Insurance Group aims to find people the best deals on health insurance, helping their customers to make the right choice for their needs.

Iain Mcmillan, Managing Director at The Health Insurance Group said: “Our philosophy is to help people stay healthy by giving them access to the best deals on private medical insurance, so it is fitting that we are sponsoring Samaritans across their different running events this year. We hope the challenge events raise lots of awareness for the charity.”

Samaritans’ Chief Executive Catherine Johnstone said: “I am delighted that The Health Insurance Group is sponsoring our running events this year. Our volunteers answer millions of calls for help every year, and funds generated from this sponsorship will allow us to continue to deliver round the clock support to anyone struggling to cope.”

Samaritans is hosting London’s biggest Marathon party at The Playhouse Theatre on Sunday 21 April 2013 (12:30-6pm), celebrating the fantastic achievements of our Marathon team. At the event there will be the opportunity to have a look around the theatre, purchase refreshments, and sign-up for a place in next year’s 26.2 mile run.

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For more information about the work of Samaritans please contact Claire Duncan in Samaritans’ Press Office on 020 8394 8300 or email

Notes to editors:

  • Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year. We provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. Please call  116 123, email, or visit to find details of the nearest branch.