SAMARITANS OF EXETER, MID AND EAST DEVON

The Samaritans' vision is that fewer people should die by suicide, and to try to bring this about they offer emotional support to people to reduce the feelings of distress and crisis that can lead to suicide.

The charity is currently recruiting volunteers to staff an online retail capability to sell donated items to boost income. This requires equipment to store, photograph, package and sell items.

The Ashfords Foundation is delighted to have funded the purchase of shelving, a camera, photographic staging, scales, a computer, packaging stock to allow the branch to convert a flow of donations into some additional income and potentially pave the way for a full shop in the future.