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09 Mar 2015
What makes someone get out of bed in the middle of the night to go and help a stranger whose home has burned down? Tom Newman sheds some light.
After our volunteers helped pensioner Arthur Phillips recover from a house fire, his six-year-old granddaughter raised money for us to say thank you.
When Cecil Muggeridge’s farm cottage was razed to the ground, he didn’t know where to turn – but our volunteers were soon at the scene to help.
Our volunteers raced through deep snow to help the family of a woman badly burned in a domestic gas explosion.
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.
When Isabel Jones saw her home go up in flames, our volunteers were soon there to offer support.
When a blazing stove set fire to Jane Horton’s cottage, our fire and emergency support volunteers were quickly on hand to help.
When lightning caused huge damage to a young family's home, volunteer Juliana Ali raced straight there to help – on her very first call-out.
When the Lush family saw their home go up in flames, our volunteers were quickly on hand to help get them through a traumatic night.
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.
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