When Mark Summers was diagnosed with cancer, he faced a 100-mile round journey to hospital every day.
Our volunteers helped a couple navigate their way through numerous health problems at a difficult period in their lives.
Busy-bee Diana Spooner was facing ten weeks stuck in a chair following an operation, but our wheelchair soon had her racing around again.
When Marjorie Stacey was discharged from hospital, she faced a problem – there was no-one at home to care for her.
Justine Hillier, medical matron, on working in partnership with the Red Cross care in the home service.
Pensioner Jim Callender cares full-time for wife Doris, so when he needed a hip replacement they were in a real fix – until our volunteer stepped in.
After being bitten by a venomous snake while on holiday, Laura Brasher faced weeks stuck at home – until the Red Cross stepped in with a wheelchair loan.
As a hospital worker, Dawn King is more used to giving support than receiving it – but she was relieved to get the Red Cross’ help after breaking both her ankles.
When Leeds resident Josephine Hicks went into hospital for a hip operation, she was worried about how she was going to cope.
Marion Robinson is terminally ill with a lung disease, but is given strength by regular visits from our caring volunteer. This is her story.
After a near-fatal road accident, Fergus Grant couldn’t resume his college studies – until we loaned him a wheelchair.
After pensioner John Wilson sank into a depression, our volunteer helped him get involved again with his local community – and transformed his life.
Disabled pensioner John Hyde had reached rock bottom, but now our volunteer has helped turn his life around.
Ed Owen was devastated when he lost his job after 42 years – but volunteering for the Red Cross has given him a new lease of life.
Volunteer Lizzie helps people cope at home after a hospital stay, increasing their confidence and helping her meet lots of interesting people.
When Ellis Sheldon’s wife Wendy was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, the couple struggled to cope in their country home – until the Red Cross helped.
When outgoing widow Joyce Streatfield was laid low by illness, she struggled at home – but our volunteer soon had her smiling again.
After a year spent in hospital with chronic back problems, Wally Nash was seriously depressed – until the Red Cross helped.
Following a hip operation, Joyce Rider had her family round for a few days to offer support – but once they left, she was stuck.
Beryl Morris thought she would never leave her house again but our volunteer Angela helped change her outlook.
Pensioner Doreen Ward was really worried about having to cope on her own after going into hospital for an operation – but a Red Cross volunteer soon had her smiling again.
Patricia Howe has always been independent and active – but when she was laid low by ill health, made sure she had enough caring support to recover at home.
When a war hero was invited to see the Queen unveil a memorial to his fallen colleagues, we provided a wheelchair so he wouldn’t miss the big day.