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When a water pipe burst in the early hours, an elderly couple were beside themselves with worry – until Red Cross volunteers turned up to help.
Volunteer Fabrice Birembaut explains why he spends some nights helping people caught up in domestic fires and other emergencies.
After a heart attack and stroke, bowls enthusiast Connie thought she would never play the sport she loved again.
One of the perks of being an event first aid volunteer is going to your favourite events – just ask horse-mad Kay Clow, who attends Burghley Horse Trials each year.
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.
When a man suffered cardiac arrest in his back garden, the outlook was bleak – until three sportsmen at a golf course next door heard his wife’s cries for help.
Anyone who has heart surgery in their eighties will naturally need a bit of support to get back on their feet – which is why Theresa Allen turned to us for help.
When sports fan Osian Nash broke his leg, the most upsetting thing for him was the prospect of missing out on his favourite rugby team’s biggest game of the year.
Just an hour after completing our first aid course, Mamta Juneja saw a motorcyclist flying past her through the air on a busy road.
After a stroke landed him in hospital for ten months, Randolph wasn’t ready to face the world again – until we lent a hand.
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