Bury St Edmunds & West Suffolk Samaritans in the community
Set up in 1972, Bury St Edmunds & West Suffolk Samaritans has been supporting our local community for over 40 years. There are 100 volunteers in our branch ranging in age from 20 to 85, who provide a telephone and email listening service every day of the week, including some whole nights.
In the year ending March 2017, we answered 30,602 calls for help.
We carry out a number of outreach activities to help us to reach people and groups who may be at increased risk of suicide and to engage with the wider public in other ways.
We are always looking for support locally so that we can be there, providing a safe place for people to be themselves and talk to us off the record about whatever is getting to them. As well as our listening volunteers we also have branch support volunteers who do vital work that contributes to running our branch, including fundraising, administration, raising awareness and working at our many Outreach events.
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Our Registered Charity Number is: 272928