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Sunday 17 February 2019

Samaritans looking for new volunteers

The Samaritans in Newry and Dundalk are looking for volunteers to get involved with the charity and give something back to the local community, while making a difference to people's lives.

An information evening for those interesting in volunteering takes place on Wednesday, February 13 at 7pm in the Newry branch at 19 St Colman's Park, Newry.

Anyone, men and women, of all ages and walks of life,is welcome to go along and found out what is involved in becoming a volunteer.

The Samaritans are best known for its 24-hour telephone service and volunteers can also offer support by SMS, email and face-to-face in communities, festivals and outreach events.

Eileen Campbell, the newly appointed Director of Samaritans in Newry explains: 'Newry and Dundalk Samaritans offer round-the-clock emotional support to anyone who is struggling to cope with whatever it is that life has thrown at them.'

'Over the Christmas period, our amazing volunteers were helping people 24/7, with 14 volunteers on duty in Newry on Christmas Day itself.'

To find out more about becoming a volunteer with Samaritans in Newry, telephone 03705 627282 from the UK (1890 200 091 from the Republic of Ireland) or email volunteering@samaritans.org

For more information check out www.samaritans.org

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