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Mel’s story: ‘I didn’t panic when faced with dying man’

When confronted with a cardiac arrest casualty, Mel Palmer had to give CPR for a gruelling eight minutes – and saved the man’s life.

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Lizzie’s story: raising patients' confidence

Volunteer Lizzie helps people cope at home after a hospital stay, increasing their confidence and helping her meet lots of interesting people.

British Red Cross and Bristol Old Vic tour powerful play and workshop in run up to Refugee Week

25 Apr 2013

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.

“She spoke to me as though I mattered”: Stoke Gifford resident thanks Red Cross volunteer for support

03 Apr 2012

The British Red Cross is looking for compassionate volunteers to provide practical and emotional support to vulnerable people across Bristol and South Gloucestershire.

Bristol sixth formers stage mock war crimes trial

02 Dec 2011

A-Level students from Bristol will attend a British Red Cross justice and fairness symposium at UWE Bristol next week, culminating in an exciting mock war crimes trial in the university courtrooms.

British Red Cross calls for more volunteers to help families after house fires

28 Sep 2011

A British Red Cross service which offers practical and emotional support to people after a fire, flood or other emergency is being extended to operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from 1 October. Additional volunteers are needed to support the service.

British Red Cross first aid teams keep St Pauls Carnival revellers safe

28 Jun 2011

The British Red Cross will provide first aid cover at St Pauls Carnival, Bristol, on Saturday (July 2).

British Red Cross teams will keep Balloon Fiesta visitors safe this weekend

10 Aug 2011

British Red Cross staff and volunteers will provide more than a thousand hours of first aid cover at Bristol International Balloon Fiesta, Ashton Court, Bristol, this weekend.

British Red Cross volunteers help in major evacuation of sheltered accommodation.

21 Mar 2012

Volunteers from the British Red Cross gave emotional and practical support to the residents of a sheltered housing complex in Thornbury, when fire swept through one of the flats forcing 27 others to evacuate.

Girl Guides learn to deal with disasters thanks to the British Red Cross

22 May 2012

More than 100 Girl Guides from across Bristol, Bath and South Gloucestershire will take part in a disaster-simulation exercise when a fictional earthquake hits Chelwood campsite near Keynsham on Saturday.

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