Sing Up staff sing for Samaritans
Updated: Jan 15, 2019
This week, Sing Up staff spread some festive cheer in Charing Cross Station and helped to raise money for Samaritans.
As part of the #SingforSamaritans campaign, Sing Up Staff sung to raise funds for Central London Samaritans at Charing Cross train station on 12 December 2018. Samaritans provide support to anyone experiencing emotional distress, struggling to cope or at risk of suicide. They are open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and run various programmes and provide support via phone, email and face-to-face.
Given the Sing Up Foundation's aim of using singing as an aid to mental health and wellbeing, we're particularly pleased to be able to support #SingforSamaritans this Christmas.
There are many ways to get involved and support the work of Samaritans. If you're interested in running your own #SingforSamaritans event, visit https://www.samaritans.org/support-us/sing-for-samaritans.
If you'd like to find out more about the benefits of singing to aid mental health and wellbeing, there's a wealth of relevant research to explore on our Singing & Health page.
Here's a video of our staff carol singing in Covent Garden and at Charing Cross in aid of Samaritans.