British Red Cross and Royal Voluntary Service take steps to improve the independence of older people
The British Red Cross in Gloucestershire is looking for volunteers to support people affected by emergencies like house fires and flooding.
Ruth Chambers, 45, has completed her first (and last) marathon in memory of her parents who spent their lives in Neath, South Wales. She is also raising funds for a Neath-based British Red Cross service that supported her father before his death in 2011.
The British Red Cross and Bristol Old Vic theatre are collaborating for the first time on a tour of theatres and schools in Bristol and Bath – helping young people challenge the stigma around refugees.
As the long-awaited first signs of spring finally begin to flourish, the British Red Cross in Herefordshire will be celebrating at its annual fundraiser – the Great Spring Gardening Event.
Volunteers from the British Red Cross have encountered snow drifts, fallen trees and road closures in their work helping nearly 200 people get into North Wales hospitals as the snowy conditions continue.
The British Red Cross is giving up to 15 young drivers the chance to attend a free first aid course tailored to the types of injuries suffered in road traffic accidents.
A shop manager from Stoke-on-Trent has thanked the British Red Cross for providing her with vital mobility equipment which helped her regain her independence after an operation.
A retired school canteen worker from Poole and her grateful daughter have thanked the British Red Cross for giving them both peace of mind after a hospital visit.
The British Red Cross in Wiltshire has launched a new first aid course aimed at parents of young sporting enthusiasts.
Volunteers from the British Red Cross fire and emergency support service (FESS) are currently supporting a couple whose thatched cottage caught fire in the early hours of this morning.
A Herefordshire pensioner has thanked the British Red Cross Village Wardens scheme for helping her remain independent in her own home.
British Red Cross team leader, Sam Snelling, was glad of his first aid training when he was called upon to deliver his own son in a dramatic unplanned home birth.
First aid volunteers from the British Red Cross are working in partnership with West Midlands Ambulance Service and other voluntary organisations to keep party-goers safe this festive period and reduce A&E admissions.
Staff and volunteers from the British Red Cross are liaising closely with Denbighshire County Council to ensure a coordinated response to help local communities devastated by the recent flooding.
Seventy-year-old, John Cheetham from Llys Y Felin, said he was ‘completely oblivious’ to the drama that was unfolding in the City of St Asaph on Tuesday (27 November) until 1pm when he needed to be rescued by lifeboat from his first floor flat.
First Minister For Wales, Carwyn Jones, visited the rest centre in St Asaph this afternoon to meet people who had been evacuated from their homes and to thank the staff and volunteers from all the organisations involved in helping with the response and recovery efforts.
Emergency response volunteers from the British Red Cross in North Wales were deployed overnight when more than 500 homes were threatened with flooding as the River Elwy topped flood defences.
British Red Cross volunteers used a 4x4 ambulance to help emergency services rescue a pregnant woman from her flooded home in North Wales today and rescues continue as the flood waters rise (12noon).
Defnyddiodd Gwirfoddolwyr y Groes Goch ambiwlans 4x4 i helpu’r gwasanaethau brys i achub dynes feichiog o lifogydd yn ei chartref yng ngogledd Cymru heddiw, ac mae’r gwaith achub yn parhau wrth i lefel y dŵr godi (12 hanner dydd).