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Digital Summit To Raise Awareness And Funds For The Samaritans Of Nottingham

Delegates will make a donation to The Samaritans in lieu of conference fees with the goal of raising more than £20,000 and raising awareness of The Samaritans’ life-saving work.

The Samaritans of Nottingham are pleased to announce Hallam’s Nottingham Digital Summit as a key fundraiser to support the Samaritans’ life-saving work.

The Summit brings together more than 700 of the region’s marketing, creative and technical professionals with the goal of raising more than £20,000 to fund the Samaritans work in helping people to avoid the emotional crisis that can lead to suicide.

The Summit takes place on 3 July at the Nottingham Playhouse and Albert Hall. Hallam is asking attendees to make a donation to The Samaritans in lieu of conference fees.

International leading digital experts from Google, Adobe, Jaguar Land Rover, Experian, WIRED magazine, VirginMedia, BuzzSumo, and Saint Gobain will be on stage alongside local digital experts from Hallam, the University of Nottingham, Distinction, Adzooma, Shakespeare Martineau, and Air BI.

Chris Shilling, Deputy of Nottingham Samaritans commented,

We are so grateful that Hallam have chosen The Samaritans of Nottingham to raise money for our vital work. Every single day there are people who decide to end their own lives. Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy. And our volunteers are here to make sure there is always someone there, for anyone who needs someone. We want to thank Hallam for raising vital funds that will assist us in our vision that fewer people die by suicide.

Hallam is a digital marketing agency with offices in Nottingham and London employing more than 60 digital professionals.

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Susan Hallam MBE, Summit Organiser and Founder and CEO of Hallam commented,

Hallam is proud to support The Samaritans as our charity of the year. And by organising The Nottingham Summit we are able to involve the wider Midlands business community in raising funds for this charity which is close to all of our hearts. Samaritans answer a call for help ever six seconds, and volunteers provide an indispensable safety net for vulnerable people 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

This is Hallam’s second annual Nottingham Digital Summit. Last year’s Summit raised £15,280 for Framework Housing Association, addressing homelessness and the causes of homelessness.

You can learn more about the summit, here.


About The Samaritans of Nottingham

Every day around 16 people take their life in the UK and Ireland. In the next hour The Samaritans will receive 600 calls for help.

20,000 volunteers help The Samaritans to deliver their life-saving service. Fundraising activities like the Nottingham Digital Summit raise money to help The Samaritans answer the next call.
The Samaritans support people, of all ages, who are in emotional distress and who need a safe space to discuss their thoughts and feelings in a non-judgemental way. Some people are in such distress that they see no other way out of their emotional turmoil than ending their own lives.

About Hallam

Established in 1999 by Susan Hallam MBE, Hallam is one of the UK’s leading providers of digital marketing services.

An accredited Google Premier Partner, Hallam provides digital marketing services to national and international B2C and B2B companies, including the United Nations, Speedo, Suzuki and Saint-Gobain.
The company employs over 60 digital marketing specialists in SEO, PPC, web design and development, digital PR, conversion rate optimisation, social media, digital strategy, training and automation.

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