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Hastings Cycling Samaritan to call at Thurso en-route to the Shetlands

11th March 2019

Photograph of Hastings Cycling Samaritan to call at Thurso en-route to the Shetlands

The Samaritans branch in Thurso has been chosen for a visit by long-distance cyclist, Steve Johnson, as he rides 1,600 miles from Hastings, in Sussex, to the charity's most northern branch - Lerwick in the Shetland Islands.

Steve is seeking to recruit additional Samaritans volunteers and to raise funds for the charity.

Using a thirty-five-year-old Raleigh ‘Classic Tourer' which he has owned from new, Steve travels on to Orkney following his visit to the Caithness branch in Riverside Place, Thurso on Tuesday 21st May 2019.

"The Samaritans provides a critical life-line for people who are suicidal, anxious or who simply need someone to talk to", says Steve. "Volunteers based in over two hundred branches across the British Isles answer phones, reply to texts and emails, and speak to people face to face.

Anyone who can spare fifteen hours a month for this vital work is welcome to join us".

For more details of how to join the ride or donate to the Samaritans, visit Steve's website at www.cyclingsussexshetland.com

The Caithness branch of Samaratins is located in Thurso.

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