22 November 2006

Christmas cards support local Samaritans

Picture: Christmas Card 2006

A special edition University of Sheffield Christmas card has been produced to help raise funds to support the Sheffield Samaritans.

Sheffield Samaritans deal with over 22,000 calls every year – through face-to-face contact with people who call in at the centre, by telephone, and also by email. Although part of a wider movement, Samaritan branches are totally independent, self-supporting charities in their own right, and each needs £25,000-£30,000 annually to meet its running costs.

The Christmas cards are on sale in the Students’ Union Shop, at a cost of 50p per card. So, if you are still living locally and want to support this worthy cause, please pop into the Students' Union to get your special edition Christmas cards.