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    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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Letters from a crisis: local help and a premature baby

How do you keep people healthy in a refugee camp? Retired nurse, Gwen Wilson, is helping new mothers cope with life in Greece.

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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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In the nick of time: 'I feared giving birth in the car'

Red Cross volunteers Nigel and Stuart with Claire and baby Tori

When Claire went into labour while stuck in traffic during the Manchester Marathon, she feared giving birth in her car – then a Red Cross ambulance appeared.

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How Facebook helped 1,000 people for 10p in Nepal

People surrounded by rubble

When earthquakes struck, it wasn’t just food and medicine that helped saved lives: Facebook proved vital, too.

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First World War volunteers

First world war nurses

Over 90,000 people volunteered for the British Red Cross during the war. Discover what our volunteers were doing in your local area.

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