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Social events

To support the Red Cross, you don’t have to jump out of a plane or run 26 miles.

Every year we organise hundreds of social events all over the UK. Coffee mornings, balls, cake sales, talks at stately homes. Just turn up and enjoy what’s on offer.

Find out how we will spend the money you raise.

A Red Cross nurse stands in a hospital ward

Dunham Massey: 'Sanctuary from the trenches' at a Red Cross hospital


01 Mar 2014

Dunham Massey is being transformed back into a 1917 Red Cross hospital to mark the centenary of World War One.

People attending the Kensington and Chelsea Christmas fair

Albrighton Hall Gift Fair

03 Nov 2014

Grab a fantastic chance to do some early Christmas shopping.

Alex Wilson playing Piano

The Banks of Green Willow Gloucester


12 Nov 2014

Pianist Alex Wilson pays a musical tribute to composers lost in the First World War.

The silhouette of a man playing a saxophone against a wall

Hampshire Ball


15 Nov 2014

An evening of entertainment including a three course dinner, live music and auction.

Alfie Moore Policeman

Giggle Aid Manchester


18 Nov 2014

Enjoy a night of top-class comedy at The Comedy Store, starring Alfie Moore, Rob Deering, Dan Nightingale and many more.

A man in a jail cell behind bars

Jail and Bail Manchester


20 Nov 2014

Felons wanted … Experience an afternoon of highly entertaining court room drama in one of Manchester’s most unique and fascinating venues.

Christmas fair offerings

Bedfordshire Christmas Fair


22 Nov 2014

Celebrate the season of goodwill by coming to our Christmas Fair in Bedford and browsing our gifts.

A row of cakes for sale at the London Christmas fair

London Christmas Fair

Kensington Town Hall, London

26 Nov 2014

Enjoy a luxurious Christmas fair and do all your festive shopping under one roof.

An image of the comedian Terry Alderton

Giggle Aid Northampton


07 Dec 2014

A a cracking of Christmas comedy - starring Terry Alderton, Christian Reilly, Carl Donnelly and many more.

Three men smiling

Giggle Aid Yorkshire

South Yorkshire

14 Dec 2014

A three hour Christmas comedy gala starring Gary Delaney, Paul Sinha, Christian Reilly, Tom Binns, Simon Bligh, Alfie Moore and Sully O'Sullivan.

The Eiffel Tower at sunset

Parisian Ball

07 Mar 2015

Parisian chic comes to Edinburgh for the 15th annual Lothian Ball.

A peach-coloured flower with rain drops on its petals

The Great Spring Gardening Event

Wormbridge, Herefordshire

29 Apr 2015

A great day out to enjoy the stunning grounds of the Whitfield Estate

A Medical Emergency Response Team of four rushes an Afghan casualty on a stretcher to a Red Cross ambulance

International Humanitarian Law Summer School

Magdalene College, Cambridge

01 Sep 2016

Learn more about the principles, rules and practical application of international humanitarian law at our three-day course.

Wine glass

Would I Lie To You? Wine tasting with a twist


20 Nov 2014

Wine tasting with a challenge – two alternative descriptions for each wine- you decide which one’s true.

People lying by a pool outside a villa on a sunny day.

Bedfordshire Silent Auction


21 Nov 2014

Don’t miss your chance to bid for one week in this Luxury Villa in Torba, Turkey.

Christmas fair offerings

Hexham Christmas Fair

26 Nov 2014

A fabulous fair, jam-packed with unique gift stalls, tombolas and much more.

Christmas tree with decorations

Christmas Flower Arranging Demonstration


03 Dec 2014

Find your Christmas spirit by attending our floral arrangement demonstrations

An orange rose

Spring Gardening Event Berkshire


14 May 2015

Come and join us as around 50 exhibitors, specialist growers and nurseries show off their most desirable plants of the new season.

A shrubbery with flowers in the foreground

The Great Summer Garden Event 2015


14 May 2015

Join us for a great day out for gardeners and shoppers alike.


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