RUNNERS and helpers are needed to sign up for fun runs in aid of the Samaritans listening charity.

The 31st Samaritan Run will be held in the grounds of Wellington College, in Crowthorne, on the morning of Sunday, July 1.

Runners, who have a choice of a 5k or 10k route, are asked to raise sponsorship for the Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot And District branch of the charity.

Based in Mount Pleasant, Larges Lane, Bullbrook, the branch is keen to hear from anyone who would like to become a listening or support volunteer, or help with fundraising. Leave a message on 01344 868808 or email To support the fun runs, call the number above or email samrunbrack@ or For listening support, the branch is available 24/7 on 01344 455556 or the national helpline is 08457 909090.

See Volunteers with five or 10 years' service were honoured at the organisation's AGM recently.