Princess Alexandra meets volunteers at Worthing Samaritans

Princess Alexandra has visited Worthing Samaritans to meet some of the branch’s volunteers and see around the offices and operations centre at 2 Lennox Road, Worthing.

Thursday, 9th May 2019, 10:22 am
Princess Alexandra at Worthing Samaritans. Photo by Derek Martin DM1951495a

The visit yesterday was part of Worthing Samaritans’ 50th anniversary and is one of a number of celebration events throughout 2019. The independent branch, affiliated to the national Samaritans charity, opened in April 1969, and in the first year took 175 calls. Now, 50 years on, volunteers in Worthing answer more than 25,000 phone calls, 1,500 emails and 2,000 texts each year. Read more: Royal visit to Worthing Samaritans celebrates 50th anniversary. Volunteers speak out: Worthing Samaritans volunteers share experiences with royalty

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Princess Alexandra speaking with Worthing Samaritans director Liz Riach and, from left, deputy director Ann Slocombe, Philip Betts-Allen and Mike Shaw. Picture: Derek Martin DM1951543a
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