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Colin Matthews could focus on snapping planes thanks to our wheelchair

‘The Red Cross gave me wings’

Difficulties with walking meant that Colin was missing out on his beloved air shows – but our loan of a wheelchair soon had him soaring again.

Volunteers discuss an incident with fireman

Volunteers help distressed group found in back of lorry

20 Aug 2014

Our emergency response volunteers have been supporting a group of 15 people who were found on board a lorry yesterday.

Volunteer Graham Claxton responds to Lambeth roof collapse

Volunteers provide support at people trafficking incident

18 Aug 2014

The British Red Cross responded quickly to help a group of Afghan Sikh immigrants found in a shipping container this weekend.

Fire and emergency support volunteer talking to a firefighter

Volunteers support passengers involved in M5 coach crash

19 Aug 2014

The British Red Cross raced to the scene earlier today to help passengers involved in a coach crash on the M5 in Gloucestershire.

Students discussing HIV with a theatre company from Zimbabawe

About our advocacy work

We work with the government and the public to improve the humanitarian situation of vulnerable people.

Woman at desk

Ending destitution

We are calling for changes to the asylum system to prevent people being left in desperate conditions without homes or jobs.

First aid life-saver Brigitte Bellwood

Brigitte’s story: “No-one else was going to help”

When a man suddenly collapsed and stopped breathing at a busy airport, Brigitte Bellwood didn’t hesitate to act.

Diana Spooner and her Red Cross wheelchair

Diana’s story: ‘My wheelchair has been a godsend’

Busy-bee Diana Spooner was facing ten weeks stuck in a chair following an operation, but our wheelchair soon had her racing around again.

Fabrice the male volunteer with hi-vis jacket

Why I help people after a fire

Volunteer Fabrice Birembaut explains why he spends some nights helping people caught up in domestic fires and other emergencies.

Volunteers comforts a couple after an incident

Rachel’s story: ‘We literally lost everything’

When a family found their home flooded by a burst water tank, they were inconsolable – until the Red Cross helped them put their lives back together.

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