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ABAX Supports Local Samaritans To Provide A Sustainable Environment For Their Volunteers

We are proud to support Peterborough & District Samaritans to help make their new premises safe and sustainable for their volunteers. The sponsorship is a part of our Corporate & Social Responsibility plan and we care passionately about our local community.

Supporting Local Peterborough & District Samaritans

We are pleased to announce that we have allocated funds from our Corporate and Social Responsibility plan to our local Samaritans in Peterborough. We are happy to be involved with such a valuable initiative in the community and to do what we can to help them to reach as many people during these difficult times.

Janice Meakin, Office Manager at ABAX UK explains 

“The Samaritans are a local charity, run entirely by volunteers to support people in emotional distress, including those who have suicidal thoughts. Our donation will assist the Samaritans in adapting their training facilities to ensure a better environment to train more volunteers safely.

Refurbishment for a safe environment to train in

Our local branch took 13,000 phone calls and 7,500 e-mails since the start of the 2019. Nationally the Samaritans take a call every 6 seconds and they spend over 1 million hours a year helping people. Despite the uncertainties, the level of service has continued as normal, even with several lockdowns.

“We have been unable to run our face-to-face training because our premises are relatively small, and we could not ensure social distancing. We are now refurbishing our training room to become a larger operations room so that we can expand the number of volunteers on duty at any time while improving our equipment, workspaces, ventilation and social distancing to keep them safe” Martin Cragg Director of Peterborough & District Samaritans went on to say, “Once completed, we hope to train our new volunteers online and then mentor them in the new room, so, expanding our service to those in need locally and nationally”.

Across our 7 different locations within Europe we are supporting local initiatives and this is the start of our work using our corporate social responsibility platform. Read more about our social responsibility here:


For more information:

Janice Meakin, Office Manager ABAX UK

Phone: 01733 698888 Email: