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Sunday, 21 April 2013
Volunteers needed for Medway Samaritans bucket collection
Medway Samaritans are holding a bucket collection next week and are looking for volunteers.
The two-day bucket collection, at Tesco Extra on Bowater Roundabout, Gillingham needs volunteers to help out for a couple of hours between 10am and 6pm.
The collection will be raising money for the Samaritans, a charity which has offered emotional support to people in the UK since 1952.
Each year the charity deals with over 2.5million contacts from people who may be distressed or despaired.
The Medway branch of Samaritans is run entirely by volunteers, who help run a 24 hour support service.
David Coldwell, Volunteering and Skills Development Coordinator for the University of Kent said: “The impact that Samaritans has on people they support is immense and this opportunity helps raise valuable funds and its presence will help raise awareness.”
“Any hours that you can do can be added to your volunteering hours for this year.”
The collections are taking place on Wednesday, April 24 and Thursday 25th. If you have a couple of hours spare and fancy helping raise money for a good raise, contact D.Coldwell@kent.ac.uk for more details.