Friends of Dublin Samaritans launch Forest of Hope

In Dublin’s Fitzwilliam Square today acclaimed yard designer, Diarmuid Gavin, planted a tree to mark the start of a new fundraising initiative, Buddies of Dublin Samaritans Forest of Hope.

In Ireland, Samaritans answer a phone call for assistance every 56 secs. The volunteer-run organisation is a totally free phone 24/7 solution, providing emotional support and also an empathetic paying attention ear to those that require it, 24/7, 365 days a year. The 116 123 phone number is free, also from a mobile with no credit. In 2020 Samaritans addressed over 539,000 telephone call and replied to almost 24,000 e-mails in Ireland. Nonetheless, fundraising is necessary to maintain this service going.

Dublin Samaritans’ fundraising effort, Pals of Dublin Samaritans Woodland of Hope, is sustained by Coillte, who has talented 1,000 native Irish trees to the lasting project. The Tree Council of Ireland has actually kindly given away the land. Coillte will care and also plant for a tree for every single brand-new participant of Pals of Dublin Samaritans.

All of the money donated by ‘buddies’ goes to keeping the crucial services. The annual membership prices EUR120 or EUR10 by monthly straight debit. Together with supporting Dublin Samaritans, every buddy gets a welcome pack with a native Irish wood pen and also an invitation to an event every year.

Volunteer Olwyn Greene, Chairperson of Dublin Samaritans’ Understanding Group stated:”We desire our fans to feel component of Dublin Samaritans. Their kindness is bringing help to those who require it most. It is necessary for us to provide something back by planting a tree in their honour on behalf of and also to secure our future.”

“Coillte’s mindset to health and wellness is terrific, they believe very highly in the advantage of the outdoors as well as nature for our psychological and also physical health. We are pleased to partner with Coillte and also the Tree Council of Ireland to release this sustainable fundraising initiative.” Olwyn shared.

The name ‘Woodland of Hope’ was inspired by Pat Neville, Communications Supervisor for Coillte that mentioned, “No one plants a tree without hope.”

Dublin Samaritans motivates people to think about subscription of Buddies of Dublin Samaritans as a Xmas existing, a business present, a memory tree, a tree to celebrate a birth or as a thoughtful present that aids care for each various other and also the globe around us.

Samaritans run a 24/7 helpline kept by volunteers and also supply outreach programs throughout the country. The service provides a lifeline to thousands of people in Ireland every year that are bothered, in distress, battling to cope, or at risk of self-destruction. If people require a paying attention ear, they can call 116 123 or e-mail [email shielded].

Nobody plants a tree without hope. Together we can expand a woodland.

*https://media.samaritans.org/documents/Ireland_impact_report_2020_FINAL_r0O2WDn.pdf

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