Show your support for Samaritans Surrey runners

- For Immediate Release –

Samaritans is calling on the people of Surrey to support its staff team of 23, based in Ewell in their first -ever attempt in this weekend’s British 10k. The group are hoping to raise £3,000 for the Surrey based charity which helps anyone struggling to cope.

Samaritans’ team of runners, form part of the national charity’s Head Office, coming from a mix of departments including Fundraising, Communications, Finance, IT, Policy, Research and Development, and special projects.

The British 10k starts in Piccadilly and goes past landmarks such as Trafalgar Square, St. Paul’s Cathedral, Big Ben, the London Eye, and ends on Whitehall in Parliament Square.

Hannah Weston, Events Fundraiser, said:
“I’ve recently joined Samaritans and as an Events Fundraiser. I felt that I should tackle a challenge as my role involves recruiting and supporting hundreds of event participants who will be taking part in The Royal Parks Half Marathon, The Brighton Marathon and Prudential Ride London 100 cycle ride over the coming months!”

Catherine Rose, Marketing Communications Officer, said:
“I’m running for Samaritans to raise awareness of the Talk to us campaign on the 24 July. One thing that people often don’t know about Samaritans is that we are here, round the clock, every single day of the year.  Samaritans volunteers are amazing people, who to listen to anyone struggling to cope.”

Jayne Johnson, Supporter Care and Legacy Manager, said:
“I wanted to prove to myself that I could run 10k for a great cause and that age is no barrier to what you can achieve…”

Stephanie Bossey, Direct Marketing Officer, said:
“I wasn’t a ‘runner’ before signing up to this 10k, but I know how much help we need to keep our services running, this is a great way to raise funds  and be part of team Samaritans.”

To donate and watch a short video about the team and their training, please visit: http://www.samaritans.org/news/team-samaritans-run-british-10k  


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For more information about the work of Samaritans, or to arrange an interview with any of the team please contact Samaritans’ Press Office on 020 8394 8300 or email press@samaritans.org

 

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 08457 90 90 90 (UK) 1850 60 90 90 (ROI), email jo@samaritans.org, or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of the nearest branch.

If you want to take on a challenge and help raise vital funds for Samaritans, please visit www.samaritans.org/events