Get together for a Walk to Remember and share memories of your loved one
We’re sorry if you’re here because you’ve lost someone special. Grief is complex, so while you’re thinking about doing a Walk to Remember, please make sure you look after yourself first. If you need emotional support, please remember that we are here to listen. You can call Samaritans free, day or night, on 116 123 or find other ways to speak to a Samaritan.
Ready to sign up?
If you’re ready to get together and Walk to Remember in memory of a loved one, sign up now. Choose a date, distance and a place that feels special, then walk and share memories of their life. If you wish, you can also raise funds so Samaritans can support people who are struggling to cope.
When you sign up you’ll get your free digital welcome pack and access to resources that will help you plan and promote your walk. If you’d like to order seed packs, stickers or funeral collection envelopes, email community&[email protected]
Need more information?
To find out more about Walk to Remember before you sign up, take a look at our FAQs.
What is Walk to Remember?
Walk to Remember is an opportunity to get together with friends, family or colleagues to walk and share memories of loved ones you've lost. It doesn't matter when or how they died, and it's OK to walk in memory of one person or many.
At Samaritans, we believe in the importance of talking and listening – positive human connection plays a key role in good mental health. It’s why Walk to Remember is about spending time together reflecting or telling stories, with dedicated time to remember your loved one well.
You can walk at any time, date or place that feels right to you. For guidance around planning your walk, visit our FAQs or sign up to get your free welcome pack.
Do I have to fundraise?
We would love for as many people as possible to raise funds for Samaritans as part of their Walk to Remember, but it’s not compulsory. The most important thing is to spend time together, doing something meaningful in memory of someone you’ve lost.
As a charity, our vision is that fewer people die by suicide. Every 10 seconds, Samaritans responds to a call for help. At the same time, we help people look after their mental and emotional wellbeing, so that they are less likely to reach crisis point.
One of the things that you learn as a Samaritan is, for me, it took one call. For others, it can take 10 calls. With your fundraising, you’re providing a consistent lifeline to a great deal of people
Heldiney, Samaritans caller and now listening volunteer
Every penny raised will help Samaritans be there, round the clock, for anyone who needs us.
can help Samaritans respond to a call for help
could train and support an existing volunteer for a year
could cover the cost of a new volunteer