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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.

FES volunteer Tom Newman in action

‘I help people at house fires’

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.

Andy stands in front of bushes

Andy’s story: reconnecting with his birth family

Andy's father sent him to the UK from Germany when he was a boy, and the two lost touch soon after. We've helped him find his father's widow.

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.

Volunteer Ed Owen and beneficiary Mervyn Gagg

Health and social care contact details

These are the areas throughout the UK where we offer a range of services to support health and local authority commissioners. Just contact our operations directors to find out more about how we can help you.

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.

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