David Matthews

David Matthews

The Listening Walk


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

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 over 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. The idea of The Listening Walk was sown and 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 had hoped to finish in the early months of 2021.[/p][p]Fast forward to the early months of 2021 and our world had totally changed. Instead of calling it a day at the 3,300 miles I had covered, I realised that now, more than ever, there was a need to get back out there and let people know that The Samaritans are still there for them and that through all their emotional turmoil and suicidal thoughts there will always be someone willing to listen.[/p][p][br][/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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Sep 13, 2021

Mark Stack

Met David just outside Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick today. Lovely guy to speak with and what an inspirational journey. Best wishes on the closing stages of your journey and there after.


Sep 7, 2021



Sep 2, 2021

Mallaig Harbour Authority

Well Done - we'll keep your parking space safe for your return :-) Mallaig Harbour Authority

Sep 1, 2021



Sep 1, 2021

LIz Readle


Sep 1, 2021


Met you this morning near Athenry. Hope your walk goes great and weather improves. Watch out for Alpacas!


Aug 30, 2021

Katherine clune

For that cheery wave when I could have run you over 😆


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Aug 29, 2021

Pat Benavithis

Fantastic effort you are making. Loving watching your progress.


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Aug 27, 2021

sarah bowman


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 23, 2021

Conal S

Hi David, great to meet you yesterday. Fantastic charity challenge and story. All the very best on your adventures. Conal


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