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News March 2009

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Edinburgh pupils study with the Red Cross

20 Mar 2009

Pupils from St Thomas of Aquin's in Edinburgh have been working with the British Red Cross as part of an exciting new peer education project.

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Escala supporting Red Cross Appeal Week

27 Mar 2009

Britain’s Got Talent finalists Escala are touring the UK this week to encourage people to get involved in Red Cross Appeal Week in May.

First aid trainers

First aid and free time for young carers

13 Mar 2009

The British Red Cross has launched an innovative new project to teach vital life-saving skills to young carers living across Ross-shire.

Young children learn first aid skills

First aid and fun for young carers

18 Mar 2009

Life can be very tough for young carers, so we've launched a new project to provide first aid training for this neglected group and give them a chance to have fun.

Winners of Excellence Award for Partnership working

Bristol first aid project wins award

07 Mar 2009

The Red Cross first aid learning team in Bristol has won an award for its project teaching first aid skills to injecting drug users.

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Nick's story: first aid skills save impaled man

A Red Cross first aider rushed to help after a stag party reveller accidentally impaled himself while trying to climb an iron-railed fence.

First aid woman with resus dummy

Neale and Susan's story: four-hour first aid course saved baby’s life

It only took four hours of their time, but the baby first aid course that Susan and Neale Blomley attended enabled them to save their baby daughter’s life.


From fat to fuel: reducing the Red Cross' carbon footprint

05 Mar 2009

The Red Cross in Mid Scotland and Argyll has come up with a way to reduce its carbon emissions, by running some vehicles using biodiesel made from vegetable oil.

Marathon runners

Marathon effort for first aid volunteers

29 Mar 2009

Over 140 British Red Cross volunteers and staff provided first aid cover for the 15,000 runners in the Reading Half Marathon.

Our World, Your Move globe

Our World, Your Move campaign launched

27 Mar 2009

To commemorate three landmark anniversaries in 2009, the Red Cross launches a major global campaign today to encourage people to take humanitarian action.

Patient in bed in cholera unit

Red Cross short of funds in Zimbabwe

09 Mar 2009

As the death toll from cholera in Zimbabwe appears certain to hit 4,000, the Red Cross has received less than half the funding it needs to continue its work there.

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Refugee photo exhibition celebrates International Women’s Day

05 Mar 2009

Twenty refugees and asylum-seeking women from a Red Cross refugee support service have created an inspiring photography exhibition at The Manchester Museum.

A woman sewing

Sewing a better future on International Women’s Day

06 Mar 2009

On International Women’s Day, the Red Cross highlights the plight of vulnerable women as 70 per cent of the 1.2 billion people living in poverty worldwide are female.