We have a national prize draw winner

Congratulations to the winner of the £100 Etsy voucher!

23 March 2021

We are very proud to announce that a Colchester Samaritans supporter recently won the National Prize of a £100 Etsy voucher and that their cause also received £100! 


Colchester Samaritans provides a much loved and valued service for the community.  Every seven seconds, Samaritans answer a call for help. We’re here, day or night, for anyone who’s struggling to cope, who needs someone to listen without judgement or pressure.

We run our Branch entirely with unpaid volunteers - we currently have over 100 listening volunteers, and 30 support volunteers who help with a vast range of duties to ensure the ongoing running of the branch. We open for around 70% of the hours in a week including through the night, supporting callers who contact us suffering with emotional distress and despair in a number of ways: by phone, email and also face-to-face (when social distancing allows).

We also work in partnership with Essex Partnership University Trust, the Military Corrective Training Centre, Colchester Borough Council, Greater Anglia, and Colchester Pride, as well as providing talks in schools, community and health groups. 

We rely entirely on donations from the public, businesses and other organisations. It costs around £60,000 a year to run our branch. 

 - Colchester Samaritans


Don’t miss your chance to support a great cause and be entered into the next National Prize Draw where 1 lucky supporter will WIN a £1000 Currys voucher! 

Our causes are on track to raise £108,139.20 this year

14.70% Complete

3,466 tickets of our 23,584 ticket goal

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Our causes are on track to raise £108,139.20 this year

14.70% Complete

3,466 tickets of our 23,584 ticket goal