Ganymede, a leading supplier of complex labour logistics within safety-critical environments across the infrastructure sector, has selected Samaritans as its charity of the year for 2019.
Ganymede has committed all its annual fundraising efforts to help support the charity and will be raising awareness of mental health and suicide prevention across the business and within local communities.
Sam Gale, Corporate Account Manager from Samaritans said: “Samaritans is absolutely delighted to have been chosen as Ganymede’s charity of 2019! The partnership will help us raise awareness of our vital listening service to people struggling to cope. Funds raised by staff will mean we can continue to be there round the clock for people that need us, whenever they need someone to listen.
Every 6 seconds somebody struggling to cope contacts Samaritans. Last year, our volunteers spent over 1 million hours providing emotional support. We know that life can sometimes be incredibly tough. We know from experience that sometimes just having someone there really can make all the difference. Samaritans offers a safe place for anyone to talk, about whatever is troubling them, at any time.”
Samaritans relies on 20,000 amazing volunteers in 201 local branches across the UK and Ireland. These branches are at the heart of communities and volunteers give several hours each week to support people and provide outreach in their local area. Having a Samaritans volunteer to listen can be a lifeline for those who feel at the lowest point in their lives.
Paul Crompton, Managing Director of Ganymede said: “We are delighted to work with Samaritans as our charity of the year and to support all the excellent work they do. We are passionate about people and care about the well-being of everyone within our organisation and our local communities.”
Gary Lobue, Head of HSEQ of Ganymede added: “The wellbeing and mental health of people is just as important as safety and I’m really pleased to see that the
company is focusing its efforts to help support people who may be suffering in silence”.
For information about Samaritans visit their website here – www.samaritans.org