Samaritans see significant rise in number of calls and need new volunteers

PUBLISHED: 16:00 19 November 2017

Weston branch of Samaritans.

Weston branch of Samaritans.

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A charity which supports people at their most vulnerable time is urgently appealing for volunteers.

The Weston and North Somerset brand of The Samaritans is looking for people to join its ranks.

The charity provides support to people who are struggling in life, but a significant increase in calls means the charity needs more support workers,

Last year, the charity introduced its free telephone line which means people can now contact the Samaritans for help and advice without being charged – making it more accessible.

Branch director Joe said: “The recent introduction of a free-call number means the number of calls has soared.

“We are much busier than we used to be so there could be times when calls go unanswered and this is unacceptable.”

To find out more about the charity, email samaritansrecruitmentwsm @yahoo.com or call Gill on 07507 990599.

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