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Michelle Telford and her volunteers

'I watched my home go up in flames'

After Michelle fled her burning home with five children, a grandchild and her dogs in tow, she had no idea what to do next – then the British Red Cross turned up.

Children taking part in a lesson

Learning about refugees in the classroom

Across the UK, volunteers and staff promote positive messages about refugees by visiting schools. Find out more.

Community equipment service in action

Community equipment service

In some parts of the UK, we hold contracts with local authorities to provide equipment for independent living through medical referral.

Clothes with vintage Red Cross tag

Our vintage clothing and designer charity shops

Pick up some bargain vintage, retro and designer clothes from our charity shops.

Postwar ambulance

First aid at royal occasions

Prince William and Kate Middleton's wedding isn’t the first time our first aid volunteers have helped crowds at royal events.

Second World War volunteers carry an injured person away from a bombed building

Our work in the Blitz

When the Blitz began on 7 September 1940, our volunteers rushed to treat wounded civilians and comfort those who'd lost everything.

Wheelchair wedding for Win Maclaren

Win’s story: ‘I got wheeled down the aisle!’

Win and her fiancé were looking forward to tying the knot when she broke her ankle – but thanks to us she still made it to her big day.

First-aider Becky with her grandmother

Becky’s story: how I saved my choking granny

When Becky Fry’s 93-year-old grandmother started to choke and turn blue, her horrified family were stuck to the spot – but first aider Becky knew exactly what to do.

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.

Emergency response volunteers unloading equipment from vehicle

Ambulance support

Find out more about how we offer regular support to ambulance services throughout the UK.

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