Beware of bogus Samaritans collection boxes

THE Ballymena Samaritans have been carrying out fundraising in the Magherafelt area through a variety of planned events.

However it has been brought to the charity’s attention that someone has been contacting homes in the Ballykeel estate in Ballymena asking people to collect for the Samaritans.

The Ballymena Samaritans are not offering collection boxes to individual homes in the area and, although, they are doing a lot of fundraising through a variety of planned events in Magherafelt, Portglenone, and the surrounding rural communities, the issuing of collection boxes is not part of their current fundraising plans.

If you are offered a collection box please contact the PSNI on 0845 600 8000.