Bank’s aid for Samaritans

Lloyds Bank staff.
Lloyds Bank staff.

A community group has been shortlisted for a Lloyds Banking Group £3,000 community award.

Halifax Samaritans have been shortlisted as a worthy cause for the Lloyds Bank Community Fund 2014 and are asking the public to put their faith in them and get voting.

In 2013, Lloyds Banking Group invested £85m in its communities and has a heritage of making a difference within its communities that spans the decades.

Now located on Harrison Road, the Halifax Samaritans say the cash injection would help fund advertising by attracting volunteers and raising awareness of the services offered by the charity.

Providing those in need with a sympathetic and non-judgemental ear, the services offered by Samaritans last year meant the charity answered 26,000 phone calls and 8,000 texts and emails, putting callers at a steady high.

Recieving your votes could mean that Halifax Samaritans get to continue its valuable support throughout our community, expanding their reach throughout the Halifax and Calderdale area.

Linda Kingsnorth, branch chair of the Lloyds Banking Group, describes the work done by Halifax Samaritans as providing support for “people in Calderdale who are often desperate and in need of someone to talk to.”

The nominee that receives the most votes will be awarded £3,000, while the three runners up will receive £2,000, £1,000 and £500 dependant on the amount of votes recieved.

Votes can be placed online at, via SMS message, Twitter or by going into a Lloyds branch.

Voting will be open for the competition from September 2 and will close for votes on October 10.