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Samaritans raise money from ‘House On Cold Hill’ donations

Besi Besemar April 3, 2019

Author Peter James invited Brighton Hove and District Samaritans to make collections at the end of all performances of his recent production The House On Cold Hill at the Theatre Royal Brighton.

PETER James has been a patron of the Brighton Hove and District branch of the Samaritans for over five years.

A whopping £3617.53 was collected in buckets.

Susie McGowan, Samaritans branch director said; “We were blown away by the amazing generosity of the public and just goes to show how much the local people value the work that Brighton Hove and District Samaritans do.”

The branch supports people in the city of Brighton and Hove, as well as along the coast to Shoreham to the West, Newhaven in the East, and over the South Downs to the north including Burgess Hill, Haywards Heath and Lewes plus the surrounding villages. In order to provide this vital service the Brighton, Hove and District branch needs to raise £75,000 a year to keep the branch open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.

Susie added; “We would like to thank Peter James, The Theatre Royal Brighton and all the wonderful people who donated. This means that collections from the House On Cold Hill can keep the branch running for eighteen days.”

If you would like to support Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans call 01273 738 115, or email or visit

Samaritans is available round the clock, every single day of the year providing a safe place for anyone struggling to cope, whoever they are, however they feel, whatever life has done to them.

You can call Samaritans for free anytime from any phone on 116 123 (this number is FREE to call and will not appear on your phone bill), or call Brighton, Hove and District Samaritans on 01273 772277.

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