The Isabella Blow Foundation joins forces with Samaritans
The Isabella Blow Foundation is proud to announce the launch of a new partnership with Samaritans.
Samaritans is an iconic service, running in the UK and Republic of Ireland now for over 60 years. Last year, its volunteers responded to more than 5.3 million calls for help from people struggling to cope, by phone, text, email and face to face in its 201 branches.
The Isabella Blow Foundation is delighted to be able to support a service that is committed to creating a safe space, where anyone can talk in confidence, without being judged, in ways they feel most comfortable with. Sadly, a recent survey for Samaritans revealed that more than 1 in 5 people sometimes feel overwhelmed by their problems, with 1 in 9 feeling they have no one to share them with.
Founder of the Isabella Blow Foundation Daphne Guinness says, “Our Foundation is committed to supporting charities that make a difference to people’s wellbeing and mental health. We want to work with Samaritans to help give greater access to their support. Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year. It provides a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, and whatever life has done to them. We would encourage anyone to talk to Samaritans about anything that’s worrying them.”
We are also honoured and grateful to announce that The Isabella Blow Foundation has been named as one of this year‘s ICAP Charity Day beneficiaries. In previous years, ICAP’s prestigious Charity Day fundraising event has seen support from the Royal Family alongside the likes of Meryl Streep, Jamie Oliver and Kylie Minogue. Last year’s event raised £8m and a total of £120m has been raised since it launched 22 years ago.
The funds raised at ICAP’s Charity Day will be used to fund a landmark new access service for Samaritans which it hopes to pilot in 2016.
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Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year, providing a safe place to talk for anyone who is struggling to cope, whoever you are and whatever life has done to you. Please call 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), email firstname.lastname@example.org, or visit www.samaritans.org to find details of your nearest branch.