Chiltern Samaritans Cycle Sportive

  |  Published: Apr 13th 2019

Have you wondered what goes on in this building close to Amersham Station? Your local Samaritans branch is manned by trained volunteer listeners 7 days/week. Those in need of support can contact us on 116 123 or call in personally. We listen, whatever is going on in your life. Relationship/family issues, loss/bereavement, financial worries, job-related stress, college/study-related stress, loneliness/isolation, depression, illness, drug/alcohol dependency, suicidal thoughts to mention a few.

Suicide is a significant national social issue in the UK and the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45. In 2017, statistics equated to 16 suicides/day. Sadly, this includes a growing number of teenagers, male and female. We need a sustained effort within society to encourage people to open up and seek help when they need it most. It’s always good to talk and we are here to listen.

Chiltern Samaritans rely on local fund-raising to help with the branch running costs and we have held a popular cycle sportive in West Wycombe (with help from High Wycombe Cycle Club) for the last two years. Last year over 500 riders joined us! This year we have 3 routes, 20/50/80 miles, breath-taking Chiltern scenery and a few hills! Our free feed stations are manned by Samaritans volunteers with home-made cakes – yum! Cyclists are welcomed back after the ride with a free burger/beer, live music and a shiny medal plus a KOM/QOM challenge on Whiteleaf Hill! All from £15!

Please sign up at www.samaritanscycle.com for a fabulous day of fun on a bike, whilst supporting your local Samaritans branch.

Thinking of becoming a volunteer? email: chilsams.enrol@gmail.com

Need support? Please call 116 123, email: jo@samaritans.org or call in 149 Station Rd, Amersham. We will ALWAYS listen.

 

 

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