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Jonathan Edwards

The Jon Ward Hereford 5k

Fundraising for Samaritans
raised of £2,500 target
by 42 supporters
In memory of Jon Ward
Samaritans Emergency Appeal
Campaign by Samaritans (RCN 219432)
This appeal will close on 28 September 2023. You can support Samaritans by fundraising for us here:


Coronavirus is impacting all of our lives. In June 2020 Jon wrote: 

Running has been key in maintaining my mental wellbeing. With all my races being cancelled, I've lost a bit of motivation and love for running. Instead, I've found comfort in drinking more and eating more, in turn my mental wellbeing has suffered. With the lockdown I've been isolated from friends, family and my partner. I've found it hard but I know there are more people in a worst situation than me. 

He tragically passed away a few days later.

This crisis is the biggest challenge Samaritans has ever faced. Before Coronavirus hit, 20,000 Samaritans volunteers were answering a call for help every six seconds. This could be someone you know, family or friends in urgent need but unable to talk to anyone in the middle of the night. It is more important than ever for Samaritans to be there 24/7, 365 days a year for those who need us. Samaritans' helpline is feeling the pressure. They're likely to experience more people struggling to cope or in crisis and they may have less volunteers to help answer calls for help. Their teams are working hard to ensure that we can still be here 24/7, 365 days a year for those who are in crisis. Your donation to Samaritans Emergency Appeal will help them reach those who are struggling to cope. It will help Samaritans recruit more volunteers and work faster on different ways to be there. Change the life of someone who desperately needs them.

About the campaign

This appeal will close on 28 September 2023. You can support Samaritans by fundraising for us here:

About the charity


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RCN 219432
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