Big ‘thank you’ to public for donations

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Samaritans in the Craigavon area are saying a great big ‘thank you’ to its team of lifesaving supporters in and around Lurgan.

In 2015, the Thomas Street branch in Portadown, fielded in excess of 10,000 calls. This the continuation of this service is only made possible by the support that has been received in recent months from the people of Banbridge.

The Samaritans recently held its annual Quiz in the Goodyear Sports Club where an amazing total of just over £1160 was raised.

“This is thanks to the generosity of the Lurgan public. Thank-you to the Good-Year Sports Club and to the people who turned up to help a very worthy cause,” spokesperson said.

Anyone can contact the Samaritans. You don’t have to be suicidal.

Whatever you’re going through, call us free any time from any phone on 116123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), email, or visit

If you are interested in volunteering go to Or email Craigavon direct: