Saturday 16th September 2017 Maidstone Sams volunteer is celebrated for more than 40 years service. Maidstone Samaritans were joined by the Mayor of Maidstone Cllr Malcolm Greer at the AGM on Thursday night to help say 'thank you' to volunteer Janet Jeffery. She joined the branch in 1977 and has seen lots of things change. Janet said: "There have been changes over my 40 years, mainly the technology, but there's one thing that brings all types of volunteers from all parts of society and that's that they have compassion. "Compassion for all and a real feeling for every part of humanity. That's the thing that has run through the organisation for all these years." For more details about how to volunteer or to make a donation to Maidstone Samaritans, simply click on the website www.Samaritans.org/Maidstone and follow us on twitter @MaidstoneSams for all our latest news.