THE Samaritans are joining forces with Yorkshire Bank to help boost volunteers in the region.

Tomorrow, local Samaritan branches will collaborate with their local Yorkshire Bank branches to raise the profile of their organisation as well as recruit more people to deliver their vital service providing confidential support by phone, email, text or face-to-face for those experiencing crisis or who are in despair.

Staff will be in Yorkshire Bank's branch in Broadway, Bradford city centre, from 10am until 4pm.

The Samaritans operates throughout 201 branches and has more than 21,200 unpaid volunteers.

For more information call (01274) 547547 or email