On Wednesday April 24th Barnsley Samaritans celebrated being 50 and our Mayor visited along with fellow volunteer David Matthews, as part of his epic trek around the UK and the Republic of Ireland
April 24th Was a special day for Barnsley Samaritans, we have been providing the Samaritan’s service for a fabulous 50 years. To celebrate we had a few visitors.
We were pleased to have a visit from the Mayor Councillor Steve Green who was shown around the branch and met some of our long serving volunteers.
David Matthews then dropped in as well he is walking 6,000 miles so he can visit every one of Samaritans' 201 branches and to carry out a shift in each one. As he walks from branch to branch he aims to raise awareness - and funds - for Samaritans.
Once he’d caught his breath, David joined our evening shift to answer calls, emails and texts from our callers.
The schedule for the walk can be found here www.thelisteningwalk.co.uk where details of how to donate either to the Samaritans or to the estimated £35,000 that the walk will cost can also be found.