King’s Lynn Samaritans Seek Volunteers

Last year, 68 Samaritans volunteers from the King’s Lynn branch answered 25,522 calls for help, according to the latest figures released by the national helpline charity. Overall in the region, 1,548 volunteers in the East of England took 440,689 calls for help in 2012.

However, this good work can only continue with the help and support of a team of dedicated volunteers and the Samaritans are now actively recruiting a new intake to assist the existing team of helpers.

Ex serviceman Keith King, Branch Director of King’s Lynn Samaritans, said: “Without our dedicated volunteers we wouldn’t be here for people struggling to cope. Volunteers from King’s Lynn Samaritans reach out to the local community in schools, prisons, hospitals and A&E. It’s clear from the call figures we’re releasing today, that sixty years after Samaritans was founded, people need us as much as they ever did.”

Two briefing sessions,at 1400-1530 and 1900-2030 will be held in the Chaplaincy Centre on Monday the 5th August. Anybody interested in finding out more are welcome to attend. Further details will be available from the Marham Hub site of from the Hive.