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Working alongside the people of Cork since 1972 Cork Samaritans is a busy place, taking over 40,000 calls in 2012, with over 1000 drop in Callers. We are looking for your support to help raise awareness of our service so that together we can reduce the number of people dying by suicide.

As Ireland’s largest provider of confidential emotional support Samaritans is looking for people to run or walk for us during this year’s Ladies’ mini-marathon. More than anything we hope that by wearing our bright green T-shirts you will help make others aware of that fact that there is always someone there when someone needs support.We know unfortunately that all too many people suffer in silence and we are there to provide non- judgemental, confidential support to those struggling to cope with difficult feelings.

The Cork Branch of Samaritans is made up exclusively of volunteers. There are NO paid staff and we are a 100% voluntary charitable organization.

All money donated to (and raised by us) is put immediately (and directly) into supporting our continued presence and service in Cork and Ireland. We need help raising some much needed funds to help secure our continued presence in Cork and continue our much needed support service for those who are struggling to deal with life’s issues, are depressed, in despair or suicidal.

By running with us you can help make people you know aware of where they can turn to if they are going through a tough time. We are the only organisation of our type which is available 24 hours a day every day, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Our service in Cork is entirely voluntary where 200 volunteers work throughout the month to make sure someone is on the other end of the phone at every hour of the day and night, whenever we’re needed.

If you would like to help us to help others contact us on 021 4271323 or email info@corksamaritans.ie