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24 April 2019

Blues midfielder helps Samaritans at Ipswich station

Town midfielder Tristan Nydam was at Ipswich train station earlier this week to visit Samaritans volunteers who were raising awareness for their campaign ‘Real People, Real Stories.’

The campaign, which is supported by National Rail, is aimed at men aged 20-59 years old, and is designed to remind them that when life is tough, Samaritans are there to listen.

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 50, with men aged 20-59 at the highest risk.

Volunteers from the Ipswich branch of Samaritans were handing out train ticket holders with Samaritans contact details on, along with branded pens and stickers.

The train ticket holders also contain personal messages from men who have been through tough times.

Their handwritten words are now on display at poster sites across the rail network in England, Scotland and Wales, as well as in some local communities.

Tristan chatted to the volunteers at Ipswich station about the campaign, while also helping with their collection.

“I’m pleased that the Club are continuing to support the good work Samaritans are doing,” he said.

“The video we produced in pre-season  was well received, but it’s very important that we back up our support by attending events like this.”

The Club have supported the Samaritans, along with Suffolk Mind, throughout the season.

You can support the Samaritans' latest awareness campaign by following them on social media and using the hashtag #RealPeopleRealStories.

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