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Friday, 24th June 2022

Local Samaritans ask you to walk with them so people can talk to them

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Samaritans Drogheda and North East Branch Publicity Officer, Michael Keelan.

Samaritans in Drogheda and the North East are asking their supporters to “Walk With Us” to support their “Talk to Us” awareness campaign which takes place throughout July.

“Our volunteers, together with family and friends, will be raising awareness of its emotional support services and encouraging anyone struggling to reach out for help on as they walk 7km on July 24th at 2pm at St Dominic’s Park.” said Samaritans Drogheda and North East Branch Publicity Officer, Michael Keelan.

“Members of the community are invited to come to find out more about the branch and its work in the local area too.”

As part of Talk to Us month, branches across Ireland will mark Samaritans Awareness Day on Sunday 24 July, one of the most important days in the charity’s calendar, to help spread the message that volunteers are available to listen to anyone who is struggling - 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Drogheda and the North East Branch Publicity Officer, Michael Keelan said: “It's been a challenging few years for everyone, and we know that many people are still facing all kinds of pressure, however, we want to remind the public that they are not alone. It doesn’t matter how great or small the problems feel, our volunteers are here at any time of day or night, whatever they are facing.

“We’re looking forward to spreading the word about Talk to Us in person this July. Now that the pandemic restrictions have lifted, Drogheda and North East volunteers are urging people to come and ‘Walk with Us’ on Sunday July 24th, to show people we’re here 24/7.”

To make a donation and find out other ways you can support Samaritans Drogheda and North East please visit: www.idonate.ie/droghedasams

Samaritans’ volunteers across the island of Ireland spent over 100,000 hours responding to calls for help last year and continue to be there for anyone struggling to cope.

Anyone can contact Samaritans FREE any time from any phone on 116 123, even a mobile without credit. This number won’t show up on your phone bill. Or you can email jo@samaritans.ie or visit www.samaritans.ie for more information.

For more information on how to get involved visit www.samaritans.org/support-us/campaign/talk-us/ or join in the conversation on social media using #TalkToUs.

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