All of the Branches that David will visit

David will be undertaking this walk as a solo walker with the support of Samaritans branches, numerous businesses who have donated products and the Friends of the Listening Walk which is a constituted group set up to provide support to David’s walk.


To walk from Doncaster around the country visiting every Samaritan branch in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland. David will volunteer at each branch he visits and offer emotional support to callers by telephone and email.

• If possible he wants to join up with the Samaritans Festival Branch and take part in their work at music festivals.

• To recruit 1,000 new Samaritan Volunteers.

• To raise £100,000 to help fund the Samaritans work and support his home branch; Doncaster Samaritans.

• To increase public awareness of the service that Samaritans provide as well as raise awareness of mental health issues.

Start Point – Sir Nigel Gresley Square Doncaster DN1 3BU

Start date: –14th April 2019

Start Time –13:00

Finish Point – Doncaster SamaritansBranch, 36 Thorne Road Doncaster DN1 2JA

Finish time and date – sometime in the future!

Walk Distance – approx 6,000 miles

No. of Ferry Crossings – 16

Walk duration – approx 24 months

No of Samaritans Branches –199 physical branches + festival branch and Correspondence Branch

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