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Larissa Simpson , Dance for Life volunteer

Larissa's story

Student Larissa Simpson volunteered during her summer holidays as a stage manager for Dance: Make Your Move – and she loved every minute of it.

Ruth says thanks with a marathon challenge

Ruth Chambers was so moved by our support for both her parents that she donned a pair of lycra shorts to run her first (and last) fundraising marathon.

To, her four children and a Mongolian Red Cross volunteer sit in the family's new ger in Mongolia

In the coldest winter of the century, warmth and comfort for Mongolia’s most vulnerable

To and her four children used to move from one cold home to another, but thanks to the Red Cross the family got a home of their own just as Mongolia's dzud took hold.

A woman sits indoors

Debt and darkness at the top of the stairs

In a dark room at the top of three flights of crumbling, water-logged stairs, Ameena sits with her two severely disabled sons.

A man stands beside a concrete building

From bullets to the breadline

When stepping out of his front door meant facing a storm of gunfire, Marwan knew he had to leave.

Hundreds of families stuck in the mud

In northern Lebanon, a cluster of home-made tents in a muddy field is home for about 100 Syrian refugee families.

A woman flips bread in her hands

When home means plastic sheets

“All the houses in our neighbourhood have been flattened now. Completely flattened.”

Randolph Yarde with Red Cross support worker Michelle Lawson

‘Having support at home was such a help’

After a stroke landed him in hospital for ten months, Randolph wasn’t ready to face the world again – until we lent a hand.

Renate Eglestaff with her volunteer Sue

‘I couldn’t have managed without the Red Cross’

Living with Parkinson’s disease can be difficult for Renate Eglestaff – so she was especially grateful when our volunteer called round to help.

Hilda and Rita outside the craft club

‘I used to go to bed hoping I wouldn’t wake up…’

After losing both her husband and much of her eyesight, Hilda was at her very lowest ebb – until our volunteer helped her rediscover a zest for life.

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