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British Red Cross helps bridge the gap between hospital and home

09 Jan 2017

The British Red Cross in Plymouth has boosted its usual Support at Home service to help alleviate pressures

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Lonely Life Stages: New study reveals triggers for loneliness epidemic in the UK

08 Dec 2016

New in-depth study by the Co-op and the British Red Cross reveals epidemic levels of loneliness and social isolation in the UK

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British Red Cross volunteer takes on Top to Toe Cumbria challenge one year on from Storm Desmond

28 Nov 2016

A volunteer for the British Red Cross will take on a four-day challenge across Cumbria to raise money for the charity in the county.

Flood relief supplies delivered from a Red Cross vehicle

Busy few days for Red Cross emergency volunteers as Storm Angus causes chaos in South Wales

22 Nov 2016

A team of Red Cross emergency response volunteers have had a busy few days as Storm Angus swept across South Wales.

Voucher to help destitute asylum seekers

Eritrea is top country of origin for destitute refugees and asylum seekers, says British Red Cross

17 Nov 2016

Hundreds of Eritrean nationals who have come to the UK fleeing persecution are being left destitute, according to British Red Cross figures

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British Red Cross volunteers in the North mark Remembrance Day

10 Nov 2016

Several volunteers from across the North will be among those representing the British Red Cross at Remembrance Day events across the country this weekend.

Dennis Dunn MBE, Dame Patricia Bacon DBE, and Anne Boyd standing in fro of British Red Cross vehicle

New British Red Cross Cheshire Presidential Team Unveiled

09 Nov 2016

The British Red Cross has unveiled its new Presidential Team in the Cheshire area.

A mother, who has just arrived at an informal camp near Maiduguri after fleeing her home, feeds her child.

Urgent fundraising appeal for forgotten Lake Chad crisis launched by British Red Cross

31 Oct 2016

With some people surviving on just one meal a day, this unfolding catastrophe is affecting a staggering 9.2 million across Nigeria, Niger, Chad and Cameroon

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Responding to news of the demolition of the Calais Jungle

27 Oct 2016

Alex Fraser, Director of Refugee Support at the British Red Cross responds to news of the demolition of the Calais ‘Jungle’

A woman and child are helped from the Responder boat after being rescued at sea by the Red Cross and MOAS

British Red Cross launches urgent appeal to continue funding lifesaving operations in Mediterranean

19 Oct 2016

The British Red Cross has today asked the public to help save thousands of lives by donating to their search and rescue operations



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