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British Red Cross

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  • Health & support services 
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  • First aid course 

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

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

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Jools Oliver: who knew first aid was such fun?

Jools Oliver at a first aid course

The top celebrity mum explains why she decided it was time to learn life-saving skills.

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Donate to our charity shops

Volunteer sorting stock in a charity shop

Time to clear out that closet? De-clutter and take your unwanted clothes, books, music, homeware and toys to your local Red Cross charity shop.

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How I saved my 'human fireball' husband

Oliver and Frances Lewis

When an incinerator engulfed her husband in flames, Frances was stuck – until she found our first aid leaflet.

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The refugee camp built for 50,000, but home to 144,000

Refugees from Burundi disembark from a boat in Tanzania

Overcrowding in Tanzania's Nyarugusu refugee camp is a huge concern, says Red Cross aid worker Kenny Hamilton. 

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