How donating can make a difference
Every charity relies on donations and fundraising and Samaritans is no exception. Each branch is responsible for raising funds and sadly because of the restrictions and closures over the past year we have not had the opportunity to run our branch as we normally would.
Over this period we have continued to open our centre and worked 24/7 to provide listening services but there are other things we have been unable to do. We have suspended face-to-face callers visiting the branch, cancelled recruitment and training of new volunteers, stopped fundraising at local events and have not been able to provide the outreach services we provide in schools and universities.
We're really hoping with the lifting of restrictions we can get back to a new normal.
As we haven't been able to recruit new volunteers to the branch, we already have our first group of new trainees waiting in the wings. Did you know it costs the branch £400 to train a new volunteer?
If you wish to donate please visit our Virgin Money Giving page or text DONATE then the amount to 70580. (eg DONATE 3 to donate £3).
Thank you for your kindness & generosity. 💚