Bury Samaritans Celebrate Anniversary

Bury Samaritans recently hosted a unique Marathon/Poochathon event to celebrate Samaritans’ 70th anniversary and raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. The chosen charity for the TCS London Marathon, Samaritans marked this milestone with the theme ‘Believe in Tomorrow,’ encouraging people to break the stigma around mental health issues.

To ensure the event was inclusive, Bury Samaritans offered various walking distances ranging from 1 to 5 miles, allowing participants to choose the distance they felt comfortable with. Adding a fun twist, participants were also encouraged to bring their dogs along for the walk, turning the event into a delightful Poochathon.

The walk commenced at the Bury Samaritans Branch on Knowsley Street and proceeded to Burr’s Country Park. Along the route, volunteers were joined by family and friends, creating a sense of community and support. After walking around the park and along the river, many participants returned to the Branch, where they were greeted by Bury Mayor Sandra Walmsley and her consort James Bentley for a celebratory tea and cakes.

With 26 walkers and 10 dogs, the participants collectively walked the equivalent of four marathons. The event was a resounding success, celebrating 70 years of Samaritans while promoting mental health awareness in the Bury community.

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Bury Samaritans Celebrate Anniversary

Bury Samaritans recently hosted a unique Marathon/Poochathon event to celebrate Samaritans’ 70th anniversary and raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention. The chosen charity