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Europe Refugee Crisis: dignity for the drowned

three volunteers with body bag on the beach

As Libyan shores once again witness more and more boat tragedies, volunteers are recovering bodies from the sea.

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Volunteer in your community this year

Marjorie Stacey from Poole was helped by the assisted discharge scheme

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

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How helpful would you be on a stag or hen party?

Conditions on a hen or stag party are perfect for the bystander effect to kick in. Act to overcome it.

If something went wrong on a stag or hen party, would you stand by or step in?

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Tweets from the British Red Cross

Older couple 'tickled pink' by Facebook

Tom and Jean Fussell are shown how to use Facebook on their tablet by Red Cross volunteer Jo

Connecting to Facebook has helped Tom and Jean Fussell overcome feelings of isolation. 

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Europe Refugee Crisis Appeal

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