Skip to content

Offering help at Christmas

Be the first to share!
By Newsdesk
Offering help at Christmas

DUMFRIES Samaritans have made a Christmas appeal for volunteers and donations.

The charity is preparing for a particularly demanding winter providing emotional support for those in need following on from a year which it says has been “like no other.”

In a statement, Samaritans said: “Many people will be feeling even more isolated at Christmas due to social distancing. They may have lost a loved one to coronavirus, or feel anxious in these uncertain times. For many people struggling to cope, we will be the only lifeline open when many other services are closed.”

Volunteers are being sought to help out on their national helpline and locally at their Dumfries office on Loreburn Street, which has been running on a reduced capacity throughout the pandemic.

The Samaritans added that by supporting the charity this Christmas, “you’re helping make sure we’re there to listen, when someone needs us most. You’re helping us answer their call or reply to their email so they know they’re not alone. Your support today can help them change their story.”

To donate £5 simply text TALKXMAS to the mobile number 70490.

If you need to speak to someone at Samaritans, you call at any time on 116123.

Engineers shortlisted for awards

Engineers shortlisted for awards

TWO key workers are in the running for the Engineer of the Year title in the annual industry awards.

Front, Lockerbie and Lochmaben, Moffat

26th Nov

More time to comment on windfarm

By Abbey Morton | DNG24

More time to comment on windfarm

THE window of opportunity to comment on a proposed windfarm between Lockerbie and Moffat has been extended.

Continue reading
Level two remains

Level two remains

HOPES are high that Dumfries and Galloway will move out of level two restrictions 'in the coming weeks'.