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Demand For Help From Dorset Samaritans Is On The Rise

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Published at 12:02am 3rd June 2012.

The number of people in Weymouth calling a charity for help is on the rise.

The Samaritans say they're taking more calls from local people who're struggling to cope with their finances due to the economic downturn.

Samaritans Director for Dorset David Webb says nowadays, more men are calling their volunteers, whereas they used to receive more calls from women. Click the player below to listen to more.

 

But volunteers are overstretched and the charity needs some extra support.

They're recruiting new volunteers who'll be required to complete 1 three hour duty a week, and 1 six hour night duty per month. Click the player below to hear more from Director David Webb.

 
To learn more about how to get involved with Dorset Samaritans you can call the helpline on 01305 771777 or the admin office on 01305 770598.

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