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The Swindon FES team

Lightning strike causes fire for PlayStation fan

A young man playing games on his PlayStation in an attic flat experienced some unexpected special effects when his roof was blasted by two bolts of lightning.

A bride holding a bouquet

Our bridal charity shops

Do you want your big day to benefit people in need? Our bridal shops have a beautiful range of new and second-hand bridal wear

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.

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