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    Knight of Spamswotting by Highest order of Chufty Badges Jarre's Avatar
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    Just a little thing about the Samaritans it celebrated its 60th Aniversary yesterday. It started in 1953 by Dr Chad Vara who was a Viccar in Lincoln before he moved down to London and started the charity and was the worlds first telephone helpline. On average today just the Lincoln Samaritans office fielded 16.4k calls in a year and is always availiable 24/7 That works out at 44 calls a day to the Lincoln office alone.
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    WOW! Without the Samaritans i would not be here today.
    Thank you Dr. Chad Vara

    We're not evolving were going backwards with caveman mentality and with new technology.

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    Not "nagging" really... Suzi's Avatar
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    An amazing charity..
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    Been using them a lot lately.
    Not that i'm complaining but i would rather their number was a free phone number.
    I'm sure the government could subsidize them a little?

    We're not evolving were going backwards with caveman mentality and with new technology.

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    With the cutbacks the goverment is making charities are going to be hit aswell, and with people tightening their belts they are getting less and less money.

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    I've always thought that it should be a freephone number. BT make enough money to pay £930 million to be able to show football games on their vision sport channels, so why can't they make it free?
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    Bt being Bt wont think of helping if they can get away with it

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    Its a little known fact but there is a free phone number and I have it. I don't want to post it on here openly as I don't think Samaritans can afford for the whole world to know about it but if you message me I will tell you it...

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    Thanks Pen, that's really helpful x
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    also what i have done in the past is look up the local branches phone number and called it and that way it is free if included in your phone price plan or cost of a local call. i called many times and on the phone for an hour at a time really can build up your bills. i pass my local branch everyday as i walk into work and i always think how amazing their volunteers are. there is a sign up outside their office saying they always try to be open to drop in from 8am.

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