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The magnificent six first-aiders

When a pensioner had a nasty fall outside a shopping mall and knocked himself unconscious, a nearby group of schoolkids didn’t hesitate to help.

'I was always pleased to see the Red Cross girls'

Ann and Geoff Walker were struggling at home, until our volunteers made regular visits to ensure they had everything they needed.

Mick MacDonald is Lady Gaga

Is that Lady Gaga fundraising for us?

You’d need a p-p-poker face not to start giggling at the sight of fundraiser Mick MacDonald – but his freaky get-up raised £1,000.

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.

Mobility aids volunteer Liz Harfield

Why I became a mobility aids volunteer

When we loaned a wheelchair to her mother-in-law, Liz Harfield was so impressed by the service that she immediately signed up as a volunteer.

Marjorie Bird with her singing volunteer

Marjorie’s story: thanks to my singing volunteer

Our volunteers are always willing to go the extra mile to help people – even if that means belting out a song or two.

Mary’s story: ‘I wasn’t sure how I would cope’

28 Mar 2014

Pensioner Mary Jenkins was facing a tough time alone at home – until our volunteer called round to help.

Girl walks through Haiti camp

Mark's story: hope amid disaster - video

Arriving in Haiti two months after the earthquake, Mark South was prepared for the worst. But amid the devastation, he found Haitians trying to rebuild their lives.

An unidentifiable man looking out of the window

Ahmad’s story: getting back on track

When Ahmad had to leave Iran, the Red Cross helped him reconnect with his family and get settled in the UK.

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