In all the charity raised over £800 which will be used to fund their work which they undertake in the area. Money raised by the charity was almost £200 more than the previous year.
Tony Rheinberg from Hull Samaritans was certainly thrilled with the generosity shown by the public, he said;
Samaritans Director Rob Carlisle said;
“The response was incredible. We can not believe the generosity of people donating so much money. Every single day, around 16 people decide to end their own life across England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales.”
“The Samaritans believe that by providing a safe place for people to explore their thoughts and feelings in confidence, they can help them find a way forward.”
“But Samaritans are a charity and it’s donations that keep the Hull helplines open.”
Hull Samaritans Say Suicide Rates Continue To Grow
In the UK & Republic of Ireland, there were 6,859 suicides in 2018. The UK saw 6,507 suicides. While in the Republic of Ireland, there were 352 suicides.
This was an increase of 10pc on figures collected by the charity for the same period in 2017. In the UK, the highest suicide rate is among men aged 45-49. While in the Republic of Ireland, the highest rate is among men aged 55-65.
Rising suicide rates in under-25s was also a trend in 2018. The rate of deaths among under 25s increased by 23.7%, reaching 730 deaths in 2018.
Anyone who feels they need to talk to someone can contact the Samaritans by phone and also by email. Advice and all conversation are treated in confidence.
To contact the Samaritans you can call 116 123 free, day or night, 365 days a year.