A NEW centre has opened for a charity which provides round-the-clock support to people in distress.
Bridlington Samaritans centre, at 2 St Mary’s Walk, Bridlington, was opened on Wednesday, July 25, by the Hon Mrs Susan Cunliffe-Lister, who has been a long-standing patron of the charity.
The new centre, which has been in planning for three years, has facilities which will diversify the ways in which people can contact Samaritans, with email capabilities, disabled access and a private room for people to speak to a volunteer face-to-face.
Other guests, Councillor Chris Matthews, of East Riding council, and Councillor Jacqueline Foster of Bridlington Town Council, were welcomed by director of Bridlington Samaritans, Mandy Trezise.
Mandy said: “I am delighted, it has been a three-year project from the moment we started negotionals to buy the property.
“The big thing about Samaritans is we are available day and night, weekends and bank holidays, Samaritans never close.”
She said they had recieved Lottery funding, funding from the organisation, Grass Roots and had raised some of the money themselves to provide the modern centre.
Samaritans are currently recruiting for new volunteers, and will hold a training day on August 10 at the new centre.
For more information visit www.bridlington-samaritams.org or call (01262) 468237.