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David Matthews

The Listening Walk

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thank you for finding my charity page.[/p][p]I may have bumped into you somewhere, you may have seen me striding along the road or you’ve heard about The Listening Walk somewhere else. However you’ve arrived, you’re welcome.[/p][p]I’ve been a Samaritan for 12 years and have witnessed first hand what a wonderful impact offering a listening ear has. After years of umm-ing and ah-ing I decided that if I wanted to tell people about this wonderful charity I needed to get out there. After 5 years of excuses I finally set off on April 14th 2019 and after visiting all 201 branches of Samaritans and covering over 6000 miles on foot, I hope to finish in the early months of 2021.[/p][p]If you can donate please do. This is what donations to The Samaritans can pay for[/p][p]£5 will allow us to respond to someone struggling to cope.[/p][p]It takes £46 to train and support an existing volunteer for a year.[/p][p]£189 will pay for a day of providing emotional health classes in schools.[/p][p]£200 can pay for Samaritans to recruit, train and support a new volunteer to give them the skills they need.[/p][p]£334 will pay for one Samaritans branch to remain open for a day.[/p][p]Your donation will change people's lives...thank you.[/p]

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Oct 30, 2020


Oct 2, 2020


Very pleased to have stopped to ask you for directions as you were building your shed in Knoydart, and to hear about your impressive challenge. Hope you get back to the next 3,000 miles soon. Wishing you and the Samaritans every success.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 3, 2020


This is a fantastic achievement. I met you very briefly months ago in Audlem, near Crewe and I'm afraid I forgot to make a donation at the time. But being doing some sorting and just found you card. With very be wishes, Karen

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2020


Hope your back on the road again soon, from Mandy,Claire and friends in Belgium

£210.00 plus £52.50 Gift Aid

May 19, 2020

John T and Family

Hello Hope the walk returns soon. I lost a friends wetsuit (don’t ask how) however instead of buying a new one he said I could donate here.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2020

Sandra and Bernard (Donnie)

Hi Bob. We'll wait to hear how things go when you are able to resume your walk. Enjoy the unexpected rest!


Mar 22, 2020

Susan and Mr PB x

Well done, David on your amazing awareness and fundraising for Samaritans... we will miss The Listening Walk... Good luck, take good care, keep safe and well x Susan and Mr PB x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 22, 2020



Mar 18, 2020

Dave Bridgend Festival Branch

Hope to walk with you next week David. Brilliant job, well done.

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Mar 17, 2020


Saw you outside Rhayader a few weeks back. Dal i at i xxx Keep at it