Even the best charities are finding it difficult to gather funds. And The Samaritans are no different.
In an effort to raise money, the Kilkenny-Carlow branch hold a car-boot sale this weekend. The Bridge Centre, opposite the Watershed, loughboy is the velue and there will be 100 car-boots full of stuff and there will be a number of stalls inide the centre for people to examine and investigate. The fun will start at 2pm and finish at 6pm. For furhter info call Ray Lannen on 0873744902 . Regional director of the Samaritans, Gill Leo has stressed the importance of going on Sunday and helping the organisation which is on the front line, helping those who are distressed, suicidal or in danger of self harm.
“While technically we are amateurs as no one in the Samaritan organisation is paid to support our callers, the reality is that we are a truly professional organisation in every other sense. No organisation functions as Samaritans does, now in our 60th year of support the most vulnerable people in our community. This is down to the collective talents, continuous learnings, commitment and continued support that we all have given. Samaritans operatives an emotional support service on(locall 1850 60 90 90) 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or by email firstname.lastname@example.org.