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September 2011 press releases

Primary children doing a floor activity

British Red Cross schools first aid website wins award

29 Sep 2011

Just five months after its launch, the British Red Cross Life. Live it website, has scooped the prestigious IVCA (International Visual Communications Association) Clarion Award in the website category.

British Red Cross to honour Stephen Fry with fundraising event in aid of Somalia

26 Sep 2011

Stephen Fry will be honoured in front of his family and friends at a glittering fundraising event marking his distinguished career. Guest speakers will include Richard Curtis CBE, creator of “Blackadder”, comedian Jo Brand and illusionist Derren Brown. Musical performances will come from pianist James Rhodes and West End star Ellen Greene.

Elderly people and children on rowboats in flooded Pakistan

British Red Cross aid provides relief as floods bring devastation to southern Pakistan

16 Sep 2011

Over five million people have been affected as monsoon floods have brought flash flooding to areas of southern Pakistan. Sindh province, one of the worst-hit areas in last year’s devastating floods, has been badly affected, with 23 districts affected by flash floods, and five districts declared ‘calamity areas’ by authorities.

Lottery star OJ Borg gets roll-over treatment from British Red Cross first aid team following bike tumble

13 Sep 2011

Telly presenter OJ Borg - no stranger to meeting celebrities - saw stars of a different kind after he came off his bike at a terrific speed and was knocked unconscious at the weekend. Thankfully for OJ, who was competing in the Tatton Park Triathlon, help was swift and ready in the form of alert British Red Cross first aiders.

Group of young carers in Shropshire

British Red Cross calls for teaching of first aid and humanitarian education in schools

05 Sep 2011

As a new term starts this week for children across the country (Monday 5th September 2011), the British Red Cross has urged the Government to ensure that first aid and humanitarian education continue to be taught in schools in spite of a review of the National Curriculum.

Volunteer and client share a joke

Voluntary sector ‘can help bridge gap between hospital and home’ Red Cross tells commissioners

02 Sep 2011

Healthcare managers are being urged to consider the benefits offered by the voluntary sector when commissioning services. The British Red Cross, which this month launches its new Health and Social Care services brochure, is calling on commissioners to remember the importance of the third sector in delivering care.

Macaw in Big Brother house

Big Brother bidding battle raises £5,500 for the British Red Cross

02 Sep 2011

A bidding war between two ex Big Brother housemates helped an auction of some of the most show’s most outrageous props raise more than £5,500 for the British Red Cross.

Woman and baby in crowd

British Red Cross steps up aid to Somalia and Kenya

01 Sep 2011

The British Red Cross has provided a further £1.25m in funding and thousands of pounds worth of goods to alleviate suffering caused by the deepening food crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Group of volunteers being briefed

British Red Cross provides support to those rescued in the Leighton Buzzard police raid

12 Sep 2011

The British Red Cross is providing practical and emotional support to 24 people who were allegedly held against their will as slaves at a travellers' site in Leighton Buzzard.

September 2011 press releases

Primary children doing a floor activity

British Red Cross schools first aid website wins award

29 Sep 2011

Just five months after its launch, the British Red Cross Life. Live it website, has scooped the prestigious IVCA (International Visual Communications Association) Clarion Award in the website category.

British Red Cross to honour Stephen Fry with fundraising event in aid of Somalia

26 Sep 2011

Stephen Fry will be honoured in front of his family and friends at a glittering fundraising event marking his distinguished career. Guest speakers will include Richard Curtis CBE, creator of “Blackadder”, comedian Jo Brand and illusionist Derren Brown. Musical performances will come from pianist James Rhodes and West End star Ellen Greene.

Elderly people and children on rowboats in flooded Pakistan

British Red Cross aid provides relief as floods bring devastation to southern Pakistan

16 Sep 2011

Over five million people have been affected as monsoon floods have brought flash flooding to areas of southern Pakistan. Sindh province, one of the worst-hit areas in last year’s devastating floods, has been badly affected, with 23 districts affected by flash floods, and five districts declared ‘calamity areas’ by authorities.

Lottery star OJ Borg gets roll-over treatment from British Red Cross first aid team following bike tumble

13 Sep 2011

Telly presenter OJ Borg - no stranger to meeting celebrities - saw stars of a different kind after he came off his bike at a terrific speed and was knocked unconscious at the weekend. Thankfully for OJ, who was competing in the Tatton Park Triathlon, help was swift and ready in the form of alert British Red Cross first aiders.

Group of young carers in Shropshire

British Red Cross calls for teaching of first aid and humanitarian education in schools

05 Sep 2011

As a new term starts this week for children across the country (Monday 5th September 2011), the British Red Cross has urged the Government to ensure that first aid and humanitarian education continue to be taught in schools in spite of a review of the National Curriculum.

Volunteer and client share a joke

Voluntary sector ‘can help bridge gap between hospital and home’ Red Cross tells commissioners

02 Sep 2011

Healthcare managers are being urged to consider the benefits offered by the voluntary sector when commissioning services. The British Red Cross, which this month launches its new Health and Social Care services brochure, is calling on commissioners to remember the importance of the third sector in delivering care.

Macaw in Big Brother house

Big Brother bidding battle raises £5,500 for the British Red Cross

02 Sep 2011

A bidding war between two ex Big Brother housemates helped an auction of some of the most show’s most outrageous props raise more than £5,500 for the British Red Cross.

Woman and baby in crowd

British Red Cross steps up aid to Somalia and Kenya

01 Sep 2011

The British Red Cross has provided a further £1.25m in funding and thousands of pounds worth of goods to alleviate suffering caused by the deepening food crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Group of volunteers being briefed

British Red Cross provides support to those rescued in the Leighton Buzzard police raid

12 Sep 2011

The British Red Cross is providing practical and emotional support to 24 people who were allegedly held against their will as slaves at a travellers' site in Leighton Buzzard.

Primary children doing a floor activity

British Red Cross schools first aid website wins award

29 Sep 2011

Just five months after its launch, the British Red Cross Life. Live it website, has scooped the prestigious IVCA (International Visual Communications Association) Clarion Award in the website category.

British Red Cross to honour Stephen Fry with fundraising event in aid of Somalia

26 Sep 2011

Stephen Fry will be honoured in front of his family and friends at a glittering fundraising event marking his distinguished career. Guest speakers will include Richard Curtis CBE, creator of “Blackadder”, comedian Jo Brand and illusionist Derren Brown. Musical performances will come from pianist James Rhodes and West End star Ellen Greene.

Elderly people and children on rowboats in flooded Pakistan

British Red Cross aid provides relief as floods bring devastation to southern Pakistan

16 Sep 2011

Over five million people have been affected as monsoon floods have brought flash flooding to areas of southern Pakistan. Sindh province, one of the worst-hit areas in last year’s devastating floods, has been badly affected, with 23 districts affected by flash floods, and five districts declared ‘calamity areas’ by authorities.

Lottery star OJ Borg gets roll-over treatment from British Red Cross first aid team following bike tumble

13 Sep 2011

Telly presenter OJ Borg - no stranger to meeting celebrities - saw stars of a different kind after he came off his bike at a terrific speed and was knocked unconscious at the weekend. Thankfully for OJ, who was competing in the Tatton Park Triathlon, help was swift and ready in the form of alert British Red Cross first aiders.

Group of young carers in Shropshire

British Red Cross calls for teaching of first aid and humanitarian education in schools

05 Sep 2011

As a new term starts this week for children across the country (Monday 5th September 2011), the British Red Cross has urged the Government to ensure that first aid and humanitarian education continue to be taught in schools in spite of a review of the National Curriculum.

Volunteer and client share a joke

Voluntary sector ‘can help bridge gap between hospital and home’ Red Cross tells commissioners

02 Sep 2011

Healthcare managers are being urged to consider the benefits offered by the voluntary sector when commissioning services. The British Red Cross, which this month launches its new Health and Social Care services brochure, is calling on commissioners to remember the importance of the third sector in delivering care.

Macaw in Big Brother house

Big Brother bidding battle raises £5,500 for the British Red Cross

02 Sep 2011

A bidding war between two ex Big Brother housemates helped an auction of some of the most show’s most outrageous props raise more than £5,500 for the British Red Cross.

Woman and baby in crowd

British Red Cross steps up aid to Somalia and Kenya

01 Sep 2011

The British Red Cross has provided a further £1.25m in funding and thousands of pounds worth of goods to alleviate suffering caused by the deepening food crisis in the Horn of Africa.

Group of volunteers being briefed

British Red Cross provides support to those rescued in the Leighton Buzzard police raid

12 Sep 2011

The British Red Cross is providing practical and emotional support to 24 people who were allegedly held against their will as slaves at a travellers' site in Leighton Buzzard.

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