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October 2009 press releases

BT equipment vital to British Red Cross Indonesian earthquake response

28 Oct 2009

Communications equipment supplied by BT Group is playing a lifesaving role helping get aid to people cut off by the recent earthquake in Indonesia. When the earthquake struck on Sep 30th, killing over 1,000 people and making thousands more homeless, agencies from around the world scrambled to respond.

Two months to go -support the British Red Cross at Christmas

23 Oct 2009

With only two months to Christmas, the festive season is looming ever nearer. The British Red Cross is selling a wide variety of Christmas items to raise money for the charity’s vital work in the UK and abroad.

Red Cross efforts continue as third typhoon bears down on Philippines

21 Oct 2009

People in the Philippines are bracing themselves for more misery as Typhoon Lupit threatens to batter already storm ravaged areas and dump yet more water on the flooded north of the country.

Only 9 per cent of UK parents are confident to perform first aid, says British Red Cross survey

19 Oct 2009

As Britain marks Parent’s Week (19 – 25th October 09) a new survey by the British Red Cross shows only 9 per cent of UK parents are confident and willing to perform first aid.

Red Cross collects for Samoa tsunami at World Netball Series in Manchester

09 Oct 2009

The Samoan international netball team have arrived in Manchester ten days after their island home was devastated by a tsunami that affected 10,000 people, killing at least 142 people.

Red Cross launches Samoa tsunami appeal

05 Oct 2009

Today (5 October 2009), the British Red Cross has launched an appeal for Samoa, American Samoa and Tonga, to support people affected by the 8.3 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that struck on 29 September at 6:48am local time.

UK responds to British Red Cross appeal to help millions affected by Asia Pacific Disasters

02 Oct 2009

As the Philippines braces itself for an approaching ‘super typhoon’, people in the UK have shown overwhelming support by donating £250,000 in just 24 hours to a British Red Cross Appeal to help those devastated by multiple disasters in the Asia Pacific region.