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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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Somalia: one family's fight to survive severe drought

A displaced family outside their home in Godqaboobe village in drought-hit Sool region.

More than six million people are facing severe drought in Somalia and the crisis could yet get much worse.

The search for water >

Volunteer in your community

Join our friendly team of volunteers and do something positive for you and your community.

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10 things you didn't know about UK social care

A Red Cross volunteer supports a service user walking

From ambulances to wheelchairs: 10 things you may not know about our health and social care work in the UK.

10 social care facts >

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Borrow a wheelchair

Woman in a wheelchair laughing with her grandaughter

Borrow a wheelchair, commode or toilet frame from us.

how to borrow a wheelchair >

Yemen Crisis Appeal

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