Tens of Thousands Contact Torbay Charity

Around 40,000 people a year are contacting a South Devon charity for help.

Our branch of the Samaritans says it is seeing consistant numbers each year - it's just the problems that change.

Director Carol Crawshaw has told Heart the recession has had an impact: "there are more people contacting us because of financial worries, there are more people who want to contact us because of things like homelessness, addiction or bereavement."

South Devon is also the only branch in the South West to have been able to have always been open when it says it will be.

Tonight (Tuesday) from 6.30pm it hopes to attract new volunteers at an event at its office at 21 Warren Road Torquay (01803 299 999).

To find out more about the charity click here.

You can listen to our interview with Director Carol Crawshaw HERE.