Hull Samaritans is appealing for donations from local residents to help ensure its volunteers can continue to support people struggling to cope during this crucial time.
Following Government’s confirmation that Samaritans volunteers are critical to supporting vulnerable people, Hull Samaritans is making every effort to ensure that they are able to provide emotional support to anyone in crisis.
Volunteers that are able to carry out shifts at the branch on Spring Bank are following strict guidelines on hygiene standards and social distancing. The situation will be continually monitored to ensure that volunteer safety is prioritised.
Branch Director Rob Carlisle said: “For almost 60 years our branch has provided a listening ear to anyone who needs support, which has been possible through the public’s kind donations.
“Now more than ever, we need the public’s continued support. Due to the cancellation of our upcoming fundraising events, we are facing a significant loss of funding, so we are calling on Hull residents to help us ensure that we continue to be here for anyone who needs support.”
A donation as little as £5.00 will help volunteers to answer a call for help from someone struggling to cope and be there when people need support the most.
To make a donation to Hull Samaritans please visit our fundraising page and click on the 'Make a Donation' button.
Those worried about their own mental health or someone else during the coronavirus outbreak can find some useful online resources and advice here on Samaritans website.
There are other ways you can help too. If you are an Amazon shopper, you can visit smile.amazon.co.uk and select 'Samaritans of Kingston upon Hull' as your chosen charity. Every time you shop using the smile link, Amazon will send us some money.
Next year will see Hull Samaritans celebrate 60 years of offering help and support to the local area and beyond, so watch this space for our big events to come next year!