In May, I will be cycling 350 miles from London to York to help fund the operating costs for Samaritans of Stoke on Trent and Newcastle under Lyme. I have been a Samaritan at the Stoke Branch for just over 3 years and love being part of such a fantastic team.
Samaritans is a unique charity dedicated to reducing the number of people who die by suicide. Every year, Samaritans volunteers spend over one million hours answering calls for help via our unique 24-hour listening service, email, letter and face to face. We're here 24/7, before, during and after a crisis.
To meet the demand for our services, Stoke Branch needs to raise over £12,000 annually for its operating costs. I aim to raise over £1000 to help towards this.
I will be joined by other Samaritans from branches as far apart as Bexhill in the South and York in the North, who will be raising funds for their own branches.
Details of the cycle tour can be found at https://samsheritage.bike