Aldershot News & Mail : 2020-08-19

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17 surreylive.news NEWS & MAIL WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 19, 2020 “When a caller says ‘thank you you’ve really helped me’ it makes you feel a million dollars” OUR VOLUNTEER PROFILES CONTINUE AS WE HIGHLIGHT THE UNSUNG HEROES WHO GIVE UP THEIR TIME TO HELP OTHER PEOPLE By DANIEL BLANK that time. Then family, work and taking an Open University (OU) degree course took over. It was when I completed the OU course I realised I then had time to do something else and Samaritans came to mind and the rest, as they say, is history. changing jobs, moving house, it’s great to have a constant such as Samaritans in my life. daniel.blank@reachplc.com @DanBlank5 Karen Smout Samaritans of Farnboroug­h & District Camberley in Surrey I am a total Formula 1 addict and watch races several times over Name: Organisati­on: Why should others in the community volunteer for organisati­ons like Samaritans of Farnboroug­h & District? Town/village: Fun fact about yourself: Karen Smout has been volunteeri­ng for Samaritans for 11 years You will get far more out of volunteeri­ng than you put in and you also get to learn some great life skills such as really listening, not making assumption­s, and not judging. These skills can be so useful in many other aspects of your life. And don’t forget the wonderful new friends you can make. People become a Samaritan because What’s the most rewarding aspect of being a Samaritans of Farnboroug­h & District volunteer? Being there for our callers makes me grateful for the life I have. When a caller says “thank you you’ve really helped me” it makes you feel like a million dollars. Also you get to meet so many wonderful volunteers from all walks of life. When life can be challengin­g, e.g. When and why did you start volunteeri­ng for Samaritans of Farnboroug­h & District? they care about others and can be there for you as well as the callers in troubling times. tough time and need to talk to someone, Samaritans volunteers are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Call free on 116 123 or email jo@samaritans.org. I started volunteeri­ng 11 years ago. I had attended an informatio­n session when I was 18 and felt I didn’t have enough life experience to become a volunteer at If you are going through a n PUB IN THE PARK’S GARDEN PARTY GREAT FOOD •LIVE MUSIC •LUSH VIBES PARK UP, POP OUT AND PARTY WITH A CAR-FULL OF FRIENDS & FAMILY! FROM OD O F KAISER CHIEFS • KEANE GROOVE ARMADA • RICK ASTLEY SQUEEZE • BECKY HILL BASEMENT JAXX • GABRIELLE SOUL II SOUL SOUNDSYSTE­M SCOUTING FOR GIRLS & MANY MORE TOM KERRIDGE H T I W (DJ SET) S D N (DJ SET) FRIE & HENLEY ON THAMES TUNBRIDGE WELLS KNEBWORTH 11 - 13 SEPT 4 - 6 SEPT 19 - 20 SEPT 2020 2020 2020 Follow us DRIVEINGAR­DENPARTY.COM TICKETS ON SALE NOW PRINTED AND DISTRIBUTE­D BY PRESSREADE­R PressReade­r.com +1 604 278 4604 . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY . ORIGINAL COPY ORIGINAL COPY COPYRIGHT AND PROTECTED BY APPLICABLE LAW

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