Samaritans at Portman Road for Albion visit
Town’s match against West Brom tomorrow evening will be dedicated to Samaritans.
Samaritans are one of four charities the Club is working closely with this season along with EACH, Suffolk Mind and The Elena Baltacha Foundation.
Earlier in the week Town defenders Luke Chambers and Matt Pennington met with members from the aforementioned charities to distribute donated tickets for the West Brom match.
Friday’s fixture sees the Club’s involvement with mental health charities furthered after Chambo visited the Samaritans of Ipswich and Jordan Spence spoke live on TV about suicide prevention earlier this season.
Samaritans will be hosting a collection inside and outside Portman Road for the visit of the Baggies while a representative from the charity will be leading the teams out the tunnel before kick-off.
Blues players will also be wearing Samaritans t-shirts during their warm-ups.
“At the Ipswich branch of Samaritans we really appreciate the support we are receiving from ITFC,” a Samaritans spokesperson said.
“The Club is helping us get the message out, to their supporters in particular, that if you are having a rough time you don’t need to be alone.”
If you’re having suicidal thoughts contact the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit the Samaritans of Ipswich and East Suffolk at 140 St Helen’s Street, Ipswich, IP4 2LE.