Events and fundraising

When you fundraise for Samaritans you help us be there for those who need us most. From bake sales to bike rides, marathons to mufti days, there's a fundraising idea for you!

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Run for Samaritans

Join #TeamSamaritans by taking part in a run to raise vital funds for Samaritans

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Walk for Samaritans

Sign up to fundraise for Samaritans by taking on a walking challenge


Walk to Remember

Get together for a Walk to Remember and share memories of a loved one. Choose a date, distance and a place that feels special. Raise funds to help Samaritans support people who are struggling to cope.


Do your own fundraising

Take your pick. There are loads of fun and easy ways to raise money - from bake sales to fun runs, football matches to party nights and more besides.


Stream for Samaritans

By streaming for Samaritans, you can have fun while raising money to help fund our vital service.

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Celebration giving

Birthday, wedding, anniversary: asking for donations for a gift can inspire your friends and family to help save lives on your special day

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Take on an Ultra Challenge

Whether you’re a wild walker new to challenge events, an experienced trekker, a marathon enthusiast upping the distance or a seasoned radical runner, there’s an Ultra Challenge that’s perfect for you.

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Fundraising materials

From sponsorship forms to fundraising guides - here you will find all you need to make your fundraising event a roaring success


Samaritans fundraising stories

Hear from our supporters and get inspired to organise your own fundraiser


London Marathon FAQs

Find answers to common questions about the TCS London Marathon.

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Fundraising ideas and resources for the London Marathon

Fundraising ideas and guidance to help you smash your target and help Samaritans to be there for anyone who’s struggling to cope.

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Training guidance for the London Marathon

Training plans and guidance to help you set and reach your goals, no matter what level you’re at.

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Running in memory of someone

You might be thinking about running for Samaritans because you have lost a loved one to suicide. We wanted to let you know, you’re not alone.

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Promoting your fundraising in the local media

To help you make the most of your incredible fundraising challenge, here are some useful tips to promote your journey in the local media.

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