Further increase in calls to charity: SVP

The situation in 2009 is worse than that in 2008, which was in turn, significantly worse that that in 2007. The figures are SVP’s own “headline numbers”, but they tell a story.

2009: RTE - 30% y/y increase in requests to SVP

2008: SVP - 40% increase in calls y/y

Blue Horseshoe

I’m very concerned about the increases to calls the the Samaritans to be honest, I hope they are getting all the funding they need.

Also on the news is that new SVP shops have opened in Malahide and Greystones and are very busy. :open_mouth: