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London Marathon announces 2024 charity

Words by Abi Scaife

Samaritans, the UK and Ireland’s largest suicide prevention charity, have been announced as the 2024 TCS London Marathon Charity of the Year.

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Samaritans is the only suicide prevention charity working across the UK and Ireland offering 24/7 support and last year, Samaritans volunteers spent almost one million hours answering calls for help.

The charity is hoping participants in the 2024 TCS London Marathon will join them and help raise £1.7 million, so more volunteers can support people to believe that a better tomorrow is possible.

To get involved, sign up to run the TCS London Marathon for Samaritans here on the Samaritans website. Alternatively, show up on the day and cheer on runners while wearing Samaritans green!

If you want to give back to the Samaritans before 2024, you can do so on the Samaritans website.

Charity check-in 

At Smiley Movement, we like to elevate the work of charities across the world. Here are three charities whose causes align with the themes in this article.

Campaign to End Loneliness. This charity campaigns to make sure that people most at risk of loneliness are reached and supported. Support them here.

Samaritans. Samaritans works to make sure there's always someone there for anyone who needs someone. Find out more here.

R;pple Suicide Prevention. R;pple exists to ensure immediate mental health support is presented to individuals following a harmful online search. Learn more here.

This article aligns with the UN SDG Good Health and Wellbeing.

This article aligns with the following UN SDGs

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