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British Red Cross

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Find your nearest Red Cross services and events.

  • Health & support services 
  • Fundraising event 
  • First aid course 

    We educate people in life-saving skills, enabling them to respond to emergencies.

  • Charity shop 

    We sell and need: good quality clothes, designer brands, books, furniture and more.

  • Red Cross office 

Coping with emergencies: our top ten tips

A Red Cross ambulance in front of the number 10

With severe weather forecast, our advice helps you prepare for and cope with any emergency.

What to do in a crisis >

Borrow a wheelchair

Woman in a wheelchair laughing with her grandaughter

We provide short-term loans of wheelchairs and toilet aids.

how to borrow equipment >

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Fleeing Myanmar: portraits of lives overturned

After fleeing her home in Myanmar, Shovika sits in a makeshift tent in Bangladesh cradling her young baby in her arms

Shovika gave birth in the hills as she fled from Myanmar to Bangladesh. She and her baby now face an uncertain future.

Read their story >

Tweets from the British Red Cross

Action on loneliness

British Red Cross volunter Gareth Spencer and a service user smile and walk their dogs

Over nine million people in the UK say they are often or always lonely. Our new services can help.

Find out how we're helping >

Text to donate

Text message is a quick and easy way to donate to the British Red Cross: see full terms and conditions.

 Text reads Refusing to ignore people in crisis