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Monday 3rd November 2014
Samaritans of Halifax & Calderdale successful in Lloyds Bank Community Fund Awards

Samaritans of Halifax & Calderdale has been awarded £3,000 in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 in Halifax.

Following votes from members of the public Halifax Samaritans has been awarded a grant from Lloyds Bank to enable it to continue doing good work in the community.

The Branch recently moved to new premises on Harrison Road and last year answered 26,000 phone calls and 8,000 texts and emails; as callers are increasing year on year recruitment is on the rise.During hard times people need someone they can talk to who isn’t judgemental and who will just listen sympathetically to their problems.Whether as a caller in need of support or as a potential recruit Halifax Branch can be contacted on 01422 349349 orjo@samaritans.org.

Branch Director Linda Kingsnorth said, “We consider ourselves very fortunate to have come first in the Lloyds Bank Community Fund Award in our area against very strong competition.The £3,000 cheque we have received will help immensely with our Outreach work in Calderdale, supporting people in distress and despair, and towards the running costs of our branch in Halifax where our door is open to people in need of a more personal conversation.

I would like to say a big thank you to everyone who voted for us and to Lloyds Bank for their generosity.”

The Lloyds Bank Community Fund was set up to help local people across England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, the Channel Islands and Isle of Man to have a positive impact at the heart of their community by giving grants to 1,400 local good causes in 350 communities.

Nearly 1.5 million votes were cast for good causes across the country during the voting that took place between 2 September and 10 October. Over 700,000 people will be benefit either directly or indirectly from the good work the 1,400 good causes across the country will be able to deliver as a result of receiving a Community Fund 2014 award.