Samaritans Smart Car Tours The Country

In drive to support local community

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Volunteers from Putney Samaritans are gearing up to make this year’s 24:7 national awareness campaign the best yet with the first-ever national Smart Car tour, sponsored by Admiral.

Visiting over 175 Samaritans branches across the three nations and covering almost 5,000 miles during its two-week tour, the car will be driven by local MPs, mayors, celebrity supporters and Samaritans volunteers.

The car will take to the roads day and night, raising awareness of Samaritans’ 24:7 service for people in emotional distress and those at risk of suicide.

Arriving at Putney Branch, in Felsham Road Putney, on Friday 23 August at round 16.30 the car will be welcomed by members of the branch before leaving for its next stop at Croydon Branch.

Putney Branch Director Chris Black said: “The run up to Saturday 24 July – 24/7 – is the perfect time to raise awareness of Samaritans’ round-the-clock availability. The charity is the only service available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, offering support to anyone experiencing emotional distress.”

Volunteers at Putney Branch are working hard to raise awareness and funds on 24/7 when, continuing with the transport theme, they will be at local mainline train stations talking to members of the public about the service Samaritans provide.

Visit Samaritans’ interactive 24:7 map for information about the Smart Car tour and other events in your area: www.samaritans247.org

July 21, 2010