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Helping hands and ears

By 17th December 2018 No Comments
Representatives of Solihull Samaritans and Seddon

Volunteers and visitors to the Solihull Samaritans’ offices are enjoying freshly-decorated premises, thanks to one of our contractors.  

West Midlands Fire Service issues contracts to socially responsible companies who, as part of the agreement, agree to support their local communities. 

Seddon, the integrated property services company, completed some voluntary painting and decorating work as part of their ‘social value’ pledges. 

“I can’t thank the Seddon team enough for the work they have carried out for us,” said Michele Pym, director at Solihull Samaritans. “They have been so helpful and accommodating and we’re delighted with the final outcome. 

“It’s important that both our volunteers and callers feel calm and welcome when they come into the branch, and this revamp will massively contribute towards creating the desired positive environment.” 

Samaritans is a registered charity aimed at providing emotional support – often through their telephone helpline – to anyone in emotional distress, struggling to cope, or at risk of suicide. 

They respond to a call for help every six seconds. Their network of 201 branches across the UK and Republic of Ireland support more than half a million people a year.  

Mark Curtis and Geoff Green, of Seddon’s painting division, carried out six days’ painting works throughout the Solihull Samaritans premises, including the renovation of the ceilings, walls, door frames, kitchen, operations room and main staircase. 

Paul Allcote, Contracts Manager at Seddon, said: “This has been a really rewarding project on which to work.

“In the communities where we operate we like to help organisations such as The Samaritans to provide the best service they can. I am glad to say that this particular job went very well, with everyone at Solihull Samaritans making us very welcome and being great clients to work for.”

Whatever you’re going through, call the Samaritans free any time, from any phone on 116 123

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Representatives of Solihull Samaritans and Seddon
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