Supporting Samaritans, Repucom prepares for a sprint finish to 2015

As part of Repucom’s global Repucommunity day, the UK office is taking part in a corporate challenge on Monday 16th November in support of Samaritans.

If you’d like to contribute to a great cause and help us towards our target, you can donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/CycleofSupport2015-Repucom/

Repucommunity Day, where Repucom employees substitute a day in the office to take part in work to support social organisations, was launched in 2014 – a full run-down of how our global offices helped their communities last year is available here. https://nielsensports.com/repucommunity-day/

This year, Repucom UK and Ireland employees will be supporting Central London Samaritans by taking part in the annual 24.7 Cycle of Support. Our team of would-be Chris Froomes will be taking on all-comers in a major fundraising effort at Charing Cross station, where the aim is to ride 247 miles in a day and raise money in the process.

Samaritans Fundraising Manager Beth Simons said: “We’re turning Charing Cross into a competitive cauldron for the day, with Repucom clearly leading the way on preparation, dedication and commitment. We’d like to wish all our teams of riders the best of luck. Thanks to their pedal power and the kind donations of supporters, Central London Samaritans can be there for people struggling to cope, round the clock, every single day of the year.”

Samaritans became the world’s first telephone support service when it was founded over 60 years ago. Its vision then and now is that fewer people die as a result of suicide. Today it has 201 branches across the UK and Ireland and a team of over 20,000 volunteers helping to alleviate emotional distress and reduce the incidence of suicidal feelings and behaviour.

The charity provides support 24-hours a day, with a focus on listening, confidentiality, being non-judgmental and ensuring time, undivided attention and empathy is given to all who reach out to the service.

 Repucom UK and Ireland Managing Director Jon Stainer said: “We’re delighted to be spending this year’s Repucommunity Day helping raise funds for a really terrific cause. Thanks to everyone who has donated so far and those who are about to do so. Our team looks in good shape: despite the odd tweaked hamstring, we’re confident we can more than hold our own against some stiff opposition. We’re raring to go.”