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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.

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.

A volunteer lifts down a wheelchair from a rack of medical equipment

Our independent living shop

Find over 1500 products to make life easier for people with disabilities.

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.

A teddy bear

Our children's charity shop

Kids may grow fast but buying them new clothes doesn’t have to break the bank. Pay a visit to our children's charity shop in Lewes, East Sussex.

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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