We are delighted to announce our partnership with Samaritans. In a world that’s speeding up and putting everyone under more pressure, when most of us don’t live near our family and friends and can’t rely on traditional support networks, Samaritans provide a literally lifesaving service. At Hill and Friends we believe in being there for our friends and that all of us need support when times are tough.
“I have been engaged with Samaritans for some years and wholeheartedly support the service they offer. We are delighted to count Samaritans as an official ‘Friend’ of Hill and Friends” Emma Hill
We have decided to launch our long-term partnership with Samaritans during Cyber Weekend. Cyber weekend has become such a significant commercial event we wanted to participate in our own way, it’s great to share discounts with customers but even better if we can help such an important cause at the same time. Commercialism should be balanced with care, it’s too easy to get wrapped up in what we want, it’s important we also think about what people need. We are therefore donating £50 from every purchase made over Cyber Weekend to Samaritans.
Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, providing a safe place for anyone who is struggling to cope. Every six seconds, somebody contacts them. Ten times a minute, they can help someone turn their life around. That’s a privilege, and a huge responsibility.
They don’t just wait for people to get in touch – they make sure as many people as possible know who they are and how they can help them. They reach 228,370 people a year in schools, hospitals and the homeless.
They don’t pass on what people tell them. Not even the name of someone that calls them. For some, they’re the only place they can turn to without fear of repercussions.
Last year, Samaritans’ 21,200 volunteers responded to more than 5.3 million calls for help, by phone, email, text, letter and face to face in its 201 branches across the UK and ROI.
This initiative marks the beginning of a relationship with Samaritans, a charity and cause we couldn’t be more proud to support.