THE local Samaritans’ branch would like publicly to thank local Rotarians for their generous £650 donation.  Its volunteers continue to ensure the local branch plays its part in the Government-recognised contribution that the Samaritans’ charity is making by offering emotional support during the corona virus pandemic.

“Easthampstead Rotary Club has just donated this generous sum, and we’d like to applaud its wonderful continued support,” said Chris Lindsay, director at Samaritans of Bracknell, Wokingham, Ascot & Districts.

“This money is a great help, as it was with disappointment that we had to cancel a key fundraising event – a Wokingham Theatre evening – owing to the covid-19 situation.

“Rotary members raise money not only for many local charities but for important international projects.”

“We’d like to thank them and publicise their support of our service, which continues to operate all round the clock during this critical period, when so many are anxious and worried.”

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Please note that the branch is currently unable to provide face to face support. Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year. We provide a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them. Please call 116 123 (free to call) (UK), email, or visit to find further details.