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David Matthews

The Listening Walk

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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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Supporters

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!

£50.00

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

Jutta

£50.00

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

Kathryn

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

£15.00

Mar 15, 2020

Mark Richards’s

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Mar 10, 2020

Helen

Saw Dave on the road to Llangadog today walking in the rain still with a smile on his face! Got him to stop at our house in Bethlehem for coffee and biscuit (sorry it wasn't better grub) but managed to dry the gear a bit. Fantastic fella. Good luck.

£40.00 plus £10.00 Gift Aid

Mar 10, 2020

Dorothy

Keep going, David. It was good to meet you in Rhayader

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Mar 9, 2020

Dale Smith

I met this guy just outside West End Cafe in Llandovery today. Just pulled up on my motorbike. What an achievement! And a lovely chap to boot! Good luck.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid