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22 Nov 2016
Busy few days for Red Cross emergency volunteers as Storm Angus causes chaos in South Wales

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

29 Mar 2016
British Red Cross and Royal Voluntary Service take steps to improve the independence of older people

British Red Cross and Royal Voluntary Service take steps to improve the independence of older people

12 Jan 2016
British Red Cross searches for volunteers who are calm in a crisis

The British Red Cross in Gloucestershire is looking for volunteers to support people affected by emergencies like house fires and flooding.

17 Apr 2014
Runner Ruth completes London Marathon in aid of Neath Red Cross project

Ruth Chambers, 45, has completed her first (and last) marathon in memory of her parents who spent their lives in Neath, South Wales. She is also raising funds for a Neath-based British Red Cross service that supported her father before his death in 2011.

25 Apr 2013
British Red Cross and Bristol Old Vic tour powerful play and workshop in run up to Refugee Week

The British Red Cross and Bristol Old Vic theatre are collaborating for the first time on a tour of theatres and schools in Bristol and Bath – helping young people challenge the stigma around refugees.

10 Apr 2013
British Red Cross Great Spring Gardening Event celebrates the arrival of spring

As the long-awaited first signs of spring finally begin to flourish, the British Red Cross in Herefordshire will be celebrating at its annual fundraiser – the Great Spring Gardening Event.

25 Mar 2013
British Red Cross helps 200 in North Wales snow

Volunteers from the British Red Cross have encountered snow drifts, fallen trees and road closures in their work helping nearly 200 people get into North Wales hospitals as the snowy conditions continue.

14 Mar 2013
British Red Cross invites young drivers to attend free first aid course

The British Red Cross is giving up to 15 young drivers the chance to attend a free first aid course tailored to the types of injuries suffered in road traffic accidents.

05 Mar 2013
British Red Cross helps Staffordshire woman regain independence after operation

A shop manager from Stoke-on-Trent has thanked the British Red Cross for providing her with vital mobility equipment which helped her regain her independence after an operation.

05 Mar 2013
Mother and daughter thank British Red Cross for support after hospital visit

A retired school canteen worker from Poole and her grateful daughter have thanked the British Red Cross for giving them both peace of mind after a hospital visit.

20 Feb 2013
New Red Cross course to improve first aid response at youth sports matches

The British Red Cross in Wiltshire has launched a new first aid course aimed at parents of young sporting enthusiasts.

07 Feb 2013
British Red Cross volunteers offer support at the scene of Horns Cross thatch fire

Volunteers from the British Red Cross fire and emergency support service (FESS) are currently supporting a couple whose thatched cottage caught fire in the early hours of this morning.

05 Feb 2013
Village Wardens scheme helps older people remain independent and saves local authority up to £250,000 a year

A Herefordshire pensioner has thanked the British Red Cross Village Wardens scheme for helping her remain independent in her own home.

07 Jan 2013
British Red Cross first aider delivers his own baby after wife's super-quick labour

British Red Cross team leader, Sam Snelling, was glad of his first aid training when he was called upon to deliver his own son in a dramatic unplanned home birth.

19 Dec 2012
British Red Cross volunteers provide first aid for revellers during Birmingham's party season

First aid volunteers from the British Red Cross are working in partnership with West Midlands Ambulance Service and other voluntary organisations to keep party-goers safe this festive period and reduce A&E admissions.

29 Nov 2012
British Red Cross to provide ongoing support to flood hit communities in North Wales

Staff and volunteers from the British Red Cross are liaising closely with Denbighshire County Council to ensure a coordinated response to help local communities devastated by the recent flooding.

29 Nov 2012
St Asaph resident who was oblivious to extent of flooding thanks Red Cross volunteers

Seventy-year-old, John Cheetham from Llys Y Felin, said he was ‘completely oblivious’ to the drama that was unfolding in the City of St Asaph on Tuesday (27 November) until 1pm when he needed to be rescued by lifeboat from his first floor flat.

28 Nov 2012
First Minister thanks volunteers for their quick response to flooding

First Minister For Wales, Carwyn Jones, visited the rest centre in St Asaph this afternoon to meet people who had been evacuated from their homes and to thank the staff and volunteers from all the organisations involved in helping with the response and recovery efforts.

27 Nov 2012
British Red Cross volunteers quick to respond as flooding hits North Wales

Emergency response volunteers from the British Red Cross in North Wales were deployed overnight when more than 500 homes were threatened with flooding as the River Elwy topped flood defences.

27 Nov 2012
British Red Cross volunteers rescue pregnant woman from flooded home in North Wales

British Red Cross volunteers used a 4x4 ambulance to help emergency services rescue a pregnant woman from her flooded home in North Wales today and rescues continue as the flood waters rise (12noon).

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