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Maureen Gallagher stands outside with a Red Cross volunteer

Maureen's story: 'Volunteer made world of difference'

When disabled pensioner Maureen Gallagher needed extra support at home following a hospital stay, the Red Cross stepped in to help.

Hands holding

Red Cross calls for release of care funding

13 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross has reiterated its call for the release of health and social care funds being held by the UK government, following a review from the Care Quality Commission (CQC) released today.

Clothes with vintage Red Cross tag

Vintage clothing and designer charity shops

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

Amuun Mohamoud and her children

Amuun’s story: overjoyed to find my mother alive

After fleeing Kenya, Amuun Mohamoud lost contact with her mother and thought she’d died – until we put them back in touch.

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 bride holding a bouquet

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

Sokonan’s story: thank you for returning my children

After two years separated from her children, Sokonan was ecstatic when the Red Cross helped reunite the family.

Left to right Dave Franklin Ollie Dawes Graham Dawes Roxanna Dawes Caroline Dawes Abbie Rees Lesley Franklin.

"I just stood there watching my house burn"

We helped the Dawes family after their house caught fire. Their neighbours were so impressed by our volunteers they even raised money to help fund our work.

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.

Arthur and Esther the six-year-old fundraiser

Arthur and Esther’s story: 'We wanted to say thank you'

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.

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