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British Red Cross

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Find your nearest Red Cross services and events.

  • Health & support services 
  • Fundraising event 
  • First aid course 

    We educate people in life-saving skills, enabling them to respond to emergencies.

  • Charity shop 

    We sell and need: good quality clothes, designer brands, books, furniture and more.

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Maiduguri: the city at the heart of a silent emergency

Falmata Ali Makinta, a Nigerian woman wearing a dress and traditional Muslim head covering, stands in a tent

Nigeria and countries nearby are in the midst of a huge humanitarian crisis. Yet the world is paying little attention.

Find out more >

Borrow a wheelchair

Woman in a wheelchair laughing with her grandaughter

We provide short-term loans of wheelchairs and toilet aids.

how to borrow equipment >

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Budget 2017: still not enough social care funding

Carol Looby with service user Angela Softly
22 Nov 2017

Our health and social care system faces huge challenges. But they can be met.

Why social care funding matters >

Tweets from the British Red Cross

"Why are we here? We don't know"

A young child holds a baby in  her arms in a tent in Bangladesh after fleeing Myanmar

How would you cope if your whole town had to flee and live in tents? This is now reality for thousands who fled Myanmar.

Read their stories >

Text to donate

Text message is a quick and easy way to donate to the British Red Cross: see full terms and conditions.




 Text reads Refusing to ignore people in crisis