Samaritans volunteer Zoe Carter has pledged to run 50 miles in May to raise money for the charity’s vital work.

Team Administrator Zoe from Darwin Community Support is a mental health first aider for Swanton and works shifts for the Samaritans.

She is a Listening Volunteer at the Telford branch, helping to support anybody who needs a shoulder to cry on.

Having already smashed her original fundraising goal of £165 just as the challenge started, Zoe hopes to bring in the cash for this brilliant cause.

Zoe said: “The Samaritans is a fabulous charity, and we work tirelessly to support people in emotional distress who need a listening ear during a difficult time.

“It’s daunting to run 50 miles in May, but I’m determined to do it and raise funds to help support our work.

“I believe that everybody deserves someone who’ll be there for them when they need somebody to listen.”

The Samaritans are there when people are in a crisis, and one of the charity’s main aims is suicide prevention.

By giving callers a person to reach out to with whom they can talk about their problems and share their fears, they aim to stop people from taking their own lives.

The phone lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and are free for anyone who needs them on 116 123 or via email jo@samaritans.org.

Samaritans offer lots of advice on the website https://www.samaritans.org/

Zoe added: “Every donation means a lot to Samaritans because it could save somebody’s life.”

You can donate to Zoe’s fundraising page here.