Exeter's Samaritans celebrate founder's birthday

PUBLISHED: 12:44 17 November 2008 | UPDATED: 10:01 10 June 2010

EXETER Samaritans are remembering the founder of their organisation this week by holding an open evening to recruit new volunteers.

EXETER Samaritans are remembering the founder of their organisation this week by holding an open evening to recruit new volunteers.

The event will celebrate the 97th birthday of Samaritan's founder Chad Varah with an evening of recruitment on Wednesday, November 12, at 7.30pm at the group's office at 10 Richmond Road.

"People who might want to become volunteers but are a little uncertain about our work can come along and talk with us informally over a coffee. It's a chance for us to answer questions from local people who want to know how and where we work, and how they can get involved. It's free of course" says Ruth from the Exeter and Mid-Devon branch.

Joanna Lumley said: "Chad Varah said people must never be alone again and that people must always have someone to talk to in their darkest hour. I think the setting up of Samaritans is something absolutely exceptional."

For more information visit www.samaritans.org

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