Saturday, 24 September 2011

Saturday, 24th September - Samaritans

I realised this morning that I haven't bought a Big Issue for a while, so specifically headed into town for that purpose. The usual seller wasn't there, which I am praying is a good sign, so I put the money instead into a lady's collection tin for the Samaritans.

Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland.

The service is available 24 hours a day for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.

If you live outside of the UK and ROI, visit www.befrienders.org to find your nearest helpline.

Volunteers offer support by responding to phone calls, emails and letters. Alternatively people can drop in to a branch to have a face to face meeting.

Across the UK you can call Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90 for the price of a local call. In the Republic of Ireland call 1850 60 90 90.

You can also email Samaritans at jo@samaritans.org, write to Chris, PO Box 9090, Stirling, FK8 2SA or if you are deaf or hard of hearing use the single national minicom number 08457 90 91 92.


They're also doing a spot of fundraising with a forthcoming collection of "Songs to Save a Life" which is a unique collection of original tracks and inspirational covers in aid of Samaritans.

Available to buy 3 October

Featuring songs from KT Tunstall, James Morrison, The Overtones, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Graham Gouldman of 10cc, Ed Harcourt, Jay James Picton, Lucie Silvas, Jon Allen, Katie Kim and Queen Orlenes.

Pre-order from the 8th of August and get Lucie Silvas cover of the classic “Lean on me” immediately.

http://www.samaritans.org/support_samaritans/campaigns/songs_to_save_a_life.aspx
www.samaritans.org

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