Celebrating 45 years service

WHEN the Samaritans first opened their doors in Luton, they were the only telephone helpline available.

By The Newsroom
Wednesday, 26th October 2011, 9:00 am

Now, 45 years later, they’re one of more than 3,000 across the UK.

Director Marilyn Gearing said: “We were really pioneers.

“We take 30,000 calls every year. Many are about relationships – not just partners but parents, children and friends.

“And more and more are concerned with job prospects and debt problems.”

The team celebrated their 45th anniversary with a birthday bash to which former and current volunteers were invited.

Samaritans are available 24/7. Call 01582 720666 or email [email protected]