Hear from our amazing charity partners Costain, on what it's like to work with us.
Costain is a leading UK infrastructure solutions business that has been supporting Samaritans since 2015.
As a business, the ongoing wellbeing and mental health tools and resources for our staff is something that we really value.
James, Corporate Responsibility and Security Director, Costain
“Everyone at Costain really values the partnership with Samaritans. Our work together began back in 2015 when with Samaritans as one of our charity partners we embarked on a 150th anniversary challenge to raise £1 million. We were absolutely delighted to smash that target.
"Since then, Samaritans has become a long-term partner of Costain. We’ve worked together on a whole variety of different initiatives from fundraising to providing wellbeing tools and resources for our people. Samaritans continues to be a trusted charity partner."
- James, Corporate Social Responsibility and Security Director, Costain
For me, the benefit of our partnership with Samaritans is that it's always a two-way street
Sara, Corporate Social Responsibility and Engagement Manager, Costain
"As well as getting involved in fundraising activities, like Samarathon and Your 24, to raise vital funds for Samaritans, we really value the support that we get in return.
"For example, during the pandemic we were really impressed with how quickly Samaritans tailored materials for us to share with colleagues, signposting people to wellbeing tips as we adjusted to new ways of working.
"The support that we’ve received from Samaritans goes beyond anything we could expect from a charity partner. We have great relationships with the corporate partnerships team.
"The partnership with Samaritans isn’t something we have to drive at corporate level – our colleagues out and about know the charity and know that it’s a resource to them, which in turn helps us with our fundraising effort.
"We’re looking forward to the coming months and raising more funds that will support Samaritans’ vital work.”
- Sara, Corporate Social Responsibility and Engagement Manager, Costain