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Charity visits train stations across region as part of awareness day

Leyland Train Station

Leyland Train Station

Volunteers from the Samaritans visited Leyland train station as part of the charity’s annual awareness month - Talk to Us.

The volunteers were on hand to welcome travellers at more than 20 stations,including Leyland, to raise awareness with commuters about the importance of talking, and Samaritans’ round the clock service for anyone struggling to cope.

The event has been initiated by Northern whose employees worked alongside Samaritans volunteers during morning rush hour between 7am and 10am.

Northern has also included the Samaritans’ helpline number on the side of 14 of its trains running right across the north of England.

Natalie Loughborough, Customer Service Director for Northern, said: “Northern is a community focused train operator and we were incredibly proud to support Samaritans with their national ‘Talk to Us’ event.

Our employees donated their time to help raise awareness of Samaritans’ service across the north of England.”

Bob Howe, Regional Marketing Officer for Samaritans in Yorkshire & Humberside region said: “Raising awareness of our service during the morning rush hour, to so many rail commuters is really important. We want people to recognise the value of talking, rather than bottling things up.

“People can get in touch with Samaritans’ service by phone, email and text, as well as visiting a branch to speak to a volunteer face to face.

“We are here round the clock, every single day of the year.”

Samaritans answers more than five million calls a year.

 

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