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Feel Good Friday with Samaritans

WebHealer supported Feel Good Friday with Samaritans in 2012 and 2013, raising over £3,000 for Samaritans

The theme was all about feeling good and Samaritans encouraged everyone to brighten their day a little, to have some fun and to help raise funds to allow them to continue their vital life-saving service. See full press release

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Why Feel Good Friday?

Every year, Samaritans' 18,750 volunteers support 5 million calls from people across the UK who are struggling to cope. They are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to provide hope and comfort. By supporting Feel Good Friday, you help Samaritans continue to provide their life-saving service for the millions of cries for help they receive each year.

  • £3.88 pays for one call to be answered by a volunteer;
  • £100 allows the charity to recruit 5 new volunteers;
  • £1,000 keeps Samaritans' service running for 12 hours

Feel Good Friday was first organised by Samaritans in 2012 as a lighthearted way of raising these important funds. WebHealer supported the event in 2012, and again in 2013 raising well over £3,000 across both years.
 

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How WebHealer helped

WebHealer run websites for thousands of therapists throughout the UK, and many of these supported Feel Good Friday 2012 and Feel Good Friday 2013, by donating a proportion of their fees on February 1st to Samaritans. Follow us on webhealer.tumblr.com to see how the 2013 campaign went in detail, including stories from those who participated. Explore the map

For Therapists

WebHealer encouraged all our therapists to participate in this special event. Not only to help Samaritans with their very important work, but also as a way to raise their own profiles in the local community. We gave our therapists this offer...

  • Raise awareness of your therapy practice in your community
  • An opportunity to demonstrate your principles and integrity as a therapist

When we supported Feel Good Friday 2012 over 100 therapists took part and in 2013 the number was well over 150 with a total amount raised by clients and WebHealer of £2,962. We also had some great feedback from therapists about how successful it had been and how pleased they were to take part and support Samaritans.
For me personally it was the first time I have taken part in anything like this and I was amazed by the response - to the extent that I had to extend my Friday to the day before! And I raised £135 for the Samaritans.I am donating directly to my local Guildford branch as I know the treasurer.
Amanda Weller
Quantum Being
supported Feel Good Friday 2012

Frequently Asked Questions

How much will be paid to Samaritans?
WebHealer encouraged everyone listed on the map to donate £3 from every treatment on February 3rd to Samaritans but actual amounts varied a great deal. Please see their websites for details.I'm a therapist. How do I get on the map?
Samritans are no longer running this event. If they restart it we will provide support again, but if not we are currently exploring options for something very similar. Currently only WebHealer clients can get a listing on the map. How do I find out more about Feel Good Friday?
Samaritans have now closed their own mini-site for Feel Good Friday. You can read more at webhealer.tumblr.com.If I'm busy on Feel Goood Friday itself, am I unable to support this event?
Some therapists chose to support Feel Good Friday throughout the week of the event. Others substituted alternative dates.