Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow Samaritans

Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow Samaritans

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Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow Samaritans

Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow Samaritans are hoping to raise £60,000 for a building extension, essential new training facilities, improved space for our face-to-face callers and IT resources for education and outreach.

Why are Samaritans here?

- One in ten teenagers is affected by depression
- Samaritans receives contact from someone in distress every seven seconds - which comes to 4. 6 million a year. 64,000 of these contacts are made by email
- 38% of people admit to feeling depressed by stresses from work, family or finances. One in ten feels so lonely and isolated they think there is no one they can turn to for help
- One in four of us knows someone, personally, who has died by suicide
- Two young people self-harm every hour in the UK. 427 people self-harm every day

Our vision is for a society where fewer people die by suicide. Please help us turn that into a reality.

We officially launched the appeal with Steve Pound MP on 23rd July 2008.

The appeal website is already live and is able to take donations, and we are calling on businesses and their staff in the London boroughs of Ealing, Hammersmith & Hounslow to support our campaign.

Here is the campaign website: www. Justgiving. Com/newroom.

If nothing else, please have a look and find out why we are launching this appeal.
I am always happy to tell you more about the campaign if you have any questions.

The following people have already pledged support for the New Room appeal:

* Dr Alex Dent, Mathematician
* Professor Andrew Motion, Poet Laureate
* Andy Slaughter, MP for Ealing, Acton and Shepherd's Bush
* Ann Keen, MP for Brentford and Isleworth
* Cllr Caroline Andrews, former Deputy Mayor of Hounslow
* David Quantick, Writer / Broadcaster
* Cllr David Millican, Councillor for Northfield Ward
* Baroness Glenys Kinnock, MEP for Wales
* Greg Hands, MP for Hammersmith and Fulham
* The Rev Jacqueline Fox, former Vicar of Acton
* Dr Jonathan Holmes, Playwright / Academic
* The Last Skeptik, Musician
* Mia Clarke, Musician
* Fr Oliver Coss, Deacon
* Cllr Phil Taylor, Councillor for Northfield Ward
* Professor Robert Eaglestone, Critic / Academic
* Stephen Grant, Comedian
* Steve Pound, MP for Ealing North
* The Rt Hon Tony Benn PC, former Secretary of State for Industry

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