Norwich Samaritans are encouraging the people of Norfolk to beat January blues by getting together for a chat over a brew.
Dubbed ‘the most difficult day of the year’, the charity is turning the third Monday in January on its head and is hoping to banish the January blues by encouraging friends, family and work mates to have a chat over a brew.
Volunteers will be at Norwich Railway Station from 10am to 3pm talking to commuters and handing out free tea bags for an essential cuppa. With the help of Greater Anglia, teas, coffees and cakes will also be in good supply to get people chatting.
In the city centre, the charity’s shops on Aylsham Road and Westlegate will be encouraging shoppers to check in with a friend by handing free tea bags out with sales.
Local cafés The Feed, King’s Coffee, and KindaKafe are also putting the kettle on for Samaritans and inviting people in for a natter to raise awareness and vital funds on the day.
You can also drop by KindaKafe between 1-3pm to check in with volunteers from Norwich Sams, KindaListening and Swallowtail WI.
Come teatime the campaign continues as Norwich City Hall is to be lit up for Brew Monday in Samaritans green from 4pm to 1am – after all, any time is a good time for a brew!
So if you're out and about in the city, or heading somewhere else by rail, be sure to take time for a brew and a chat this January 21st.