We are the Friends of the Cheltenham Samaritans, a local fundraising group supporting our local branch of the Samaritans in Cheltenham.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of our money-generating events have either been postponed or cancelled, leading to a dramatic shortfall in the donation we can make this year. This is a time when the Samaritans are needed now more than ever and we need your help to support them, so they can support your community.
We have been raising money for the last 40 years to support the Cheltenham and District Branch of the Samaritans, donating over £130,000 over these many years, keeping the branch well funded and supporting them with events. We run our own events such as The Cheltenham Craft Beer and Cider Festival, typically running in June each year and steward many more, such as the Roundtable Fireworks at Cheltenham Racecourse, Lechlade Music Festival and Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Arts.