The Bradford branch of the Samaritans will have a stand in Centenary Square from 10am to 5pm on Sunday 24th July as a way of bringing attention to the Samaritan’s service being available 24-7, 365 days of the year.
At the Bradford Samaritans ‘fun day’ stand, a variety of art and craft activities will be taking place, including kite making and a chance to meet with and talk to Samaritan volunteers.
Austin, a Samaritans volunteer, commented, “We want more people to be aware of our services and how we work, and the best way to do this is for us to get out and meet people. We want to dispel the myth that we are some kind of secretive organisation that only exists at the end of a telephone. We are also keen that people who may be thinking about becoming Samaritan volunteers come along and take the opportunity to chat to active volunteers at the stand to find out more about what we do as listening volunteers.”
Samaritans is a confidential emotional support service for anyone in the UK and Ireland. The service is available 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year for people who are experiencing feelings of distress or despair, including those which may lead to suicide.