Local Samaritans say it’s good to talk!

The mayor, councillor David Harding, supports the Samaritans Talk to Us Day
The mayor, councillor David Harding, supports the Samaritans Talk to Us Day
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THE Coleraine branch of Samaritans held their annual awareness day – Talk to Us – in the Diamond Centre Coleraine last Wednesday.

Volunteers and supporters were on hand to give out literature and pens and pencils.

A Samaritans spokesperson said: “The support which we received from the local public and businesses who supported us by wearing our T-shirts on the day was exceptional.

“We also had the pleasure of our friend Sam The Bear. The day was in aid of promoting the service of Samaritans, which is in the 60th year this year.”

Brendan, the director of Coleraine Branch and fellow volunteers would like to thank the following people who helped us make the day very successful:

Gwyneth and Lindsey from the Diamond Centre for the use of their facilities; JKC who supplied us with the Mini, for the Guess the Number of Balloons competition; the Magherabuoy Hotel, Portrush (meal voucher), Bush Tavern (meal voucher) and Jet Centre (cinema tickets); all the shops and businesses who wore our T-shirts; Coleraine, Ballymoney and Moyle Councils; the Joey Dunlop Leisure Centre; all our volunteers and supporters, and our ambassador Liam Beckett for his continued support,

The winners of the Balloon Competition have all been notified – there were 90 balloons in the Mini.

Samaritans provide a service which provide emotional and confidential support. they are there 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Anyone can talk to us anytime they like, in their own way, and off the record – about whatever’s getting to them. They don’t have to be suicidal.

We can be contacted via phone 08457 90 90 90 or e-mail jo@samaritans.org

If you prefer to speak to someone face-to-face, the local branch is at 20 Lodge Road, Coleraine, just opposite the Police Station.