Can you help? Yarmouth Samaritans recruiting volunteers

Jude Richardson

Jude Richardson (right) has become the new branch director of Samaritans Great Yarmouth. She is taking over the role from Jenny Hacon (centre). - Credit: Great Yarmouth Samaritans

The new branch director of Great Yarmouth Samaritans is making it her mission to recruit more volunteers.

New director Jude Richardson said she wants the branch to continue to help thousands of people in need in the area.

Mrs Richardson, who has taken over from Jenny Hacon, said: "It is a real privilege to work with such a caring and supportive group of volunteers who give their time for such a valuable cause."

A Samaritans cake

Jenny Hacon was thanked for her four-years of service as director at Great Yarmouth Samaritans. - Credit: Great Yarmouth Samaritans

On Saturday, August 20 the branch will be holding an information session for anyone interested in learning a bit more about volunteering. The branch are particularly interested in 'night owls' and support volunteers, but everyone is welcome to attend.

Samaritans in Great Yarmouth

The Great Yarmouth branch of Samaritans is appealing for listening volunteers to work from its North Quay office. - Credit: Google Maps

Also, on Sunday members of the Great Yarmouth branch completed the annual Samarathon fundraiser, where they walked a combined distance of 26 miles.

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If you need help or support, please contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or Norfolk and Suffolk Foundation Trust’s First Response helpline on 0808 196 3494 both 24/7.