Another year of raffles and fundraising initiatives by the lodge, another cheque being donated to a commendable cause to help with their work – this years outgoing Worshipful Master being W.Bro Paul Mallon, and his chosen charity being the Bath and District branch of the Samaritans.

Being acutely aware of how tough times are for many at the moment, and of the incredible work Samaritans do in helping those affected in their hour of need, W.Bro Paul and the brethren of Elizabethan hope our donation of £2000 will be of some help in supporting the volunteer-led outreach and frontline support for the charity is famed.

About the charity:

One of the UK‘s best-known charities, Samaritans is a charity with more than 200 branches and locations across the UK and Ireland. They provide emotional support to people in distress, primarily through a confidential helpline alongside online support, alleviating feelings of loneliness, despair, and suicidal thoughts. Volunteers are available 24/7 to listen, offer non-judgmental support, and help individuals cope with their emotional challenges.

The main Samaritans phone number – 116 123 – is free to call from both landlines and mobiles, including pay-as-you-go mobiles. You do not need to have any credit or call allowance on your plan to call.