Don't Stew - Get Together for A Brew, Says Samaritans


Beat ‘Blue Monday’, the most difficult day of the year, by getting together for a friendly cuppa and raising funds for Samaritans to provide emotional support, say Samaritans volunteers in Sunderland.

The charity is declaring 21 January Brew Monday and asking friends, neighbours and work colleagues to help Samaritans simply by taking time out for a cuppa and a chat.

 “Here at Sunderland Samaritans we are hoping people will support Brew Monday and get together for a cuppa and a chat and make a small donation too. Funds raised will help ensure that anyone who’s feeling overwhelmed can contact our free helpline, email us, or call in at our branch to talk face to face.

“Isolation and loneliness are among the main reasons people contact Samaritans. Joining up and having tea with someone can provide a lift when dark days, cold weather, broken resolutions and credit card bills may otherwise take centre stage.”

Comedian Vic Reeves is one of a host of celebrities backing the campaign. He said: “I love nothing more than a good brew, so Brew Monday is a great excuse to do that and also to catch up with your nearest and dearest.”

The Sunderland branch will be holding ‘drop in for a cuppa’ session between 10am and 2pm at out branch at 13 Grange Crescent and are inviting you to come along for a chat (and a cuppa and cake!) to meet some of the team and find out more about what we do.

For further information, please contact Suzanne on 07482460829 or