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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.

Two wine glasses and a dinner plate

Dinner with Speakers MidKent College


26 Sep 2014

Eat some great food at our fundraising dinner - with a historical twist.

Rick Steins Restaurant

Red Cross Charity Lunches at Rick Steins


01 Oct 2014

Rick Stein’s Fish restaurant in Falmouth is set to host their first ever ‘charity lunches’, raising money for the British Red Cross.

A man in a jail cell behind bars

Jail and Bail Manchester


02 Oct 2014

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

Alex Wilson playing Piano

The Banks of Green Willow Bristol


03 Oct 2014

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

A stately home surrounded by gardens

Autumn Gift Fair


08 Oct 2014

Grab the perfect gift for that special occasion or person in our 21st year of the Autumn Gift Fair in Essex.

The front of Whitney Court, a grand country house

Italy: from seed to plate


16 Oct 2014

Roll up for a gastronomic food-talk tour of every region of Italy - from the Romans to now.

Alex Wilson playing Piano

The Banks of Green Willow Exeter


18 Oct 2014

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

Japanese Embassy

The Arty Party

21 Oct 2014

Launch party and auction of donated artworks

Wine, bread and fruit on a table

Call My Bluff wine tasting


24 Oct 2014

Know your Sancerre from your Sauvignon Blanc? Join us for a wine tasting in the style of game show Call My Bluff.

A view of Fanhams Hall Hotel with a fountain in the foreground

Christmas Fair


27 Oct 2014

Shop at our Christmas Fair in a beautiful and historical hotel in Hertfordshire.

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.

Giggle Aid Manchester

Giggle Aid Manchester


18 Nov 2014

Enjoy a night of top-class comedy at The Comedy Store in Manchester.

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.

Giggle Aid Northampton

Giggle Aid Northampton


07 Dec 2014

An evening of cracking comedy for the British Red Cross - just in time for Christmas.

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.


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