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News October 2009

School children spell out 100 years of the Red Cross in East Anglia

A hundred years of helping people in East Anglia

15 Oct 2009

Hundreds of students made a giant message to celebrate 100 years of the Red Cross helping people across Cambridgeshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.

Agnes and the new medical equipment vehicle

Agnes' story: wheelchair keeps me on the move

When pensioner Agnes fell and badly fractured her ankle, we lent her a wheelchair to help her get around.

Beau and medical equipment wheelchair

Beau's story: Volunteering helped my career

After health problems led to her missing school time, Beau found that volunteering for us gave her a confidence boost and landed her a job.

Red Cross volunteer offers support

Horley chemical leak sparks evacuation

16 Oct 2009

Around 30 residents were evacuated from their homes and taken to a rest centre after dangerous chemicals were detected at a block of flats.


How to stay safe on Bonfire Night – follow our first aid tips

29 Oct 2009

All those flaming rockets, sparklers and fires sound like great fun – but as bonfire night approaches, make sure you stay safe and follow our basic first aid tips.

Women and children sitting on the floor drawing

Indonesia: support for traumatised quake survivors

23 Oct 2009

An Indonesian Red Cross project is helping women and children come to terms with psychological trauma caused by the Padang earthquake.

Red Cross worker talking with women and children

Join the fight against hunger and help children in Darfur

16 Oct 2009

On World Food Day, the Red Cross is calling people to support its Darfur Crisis Appeal and combat child malnutrition.

First aid close-up support

Martin and David's story: First aiders help train casualty

Two first aiders put their training to good use after a man became unwell on a speeding train heading up the east coast of England.

A netball player leaps in the air with the ball

Netballers support Samoa Tsunami Appeal

09 Oct 2009

We're collecting money for the Samoa Tsunami Appeal at the Co-operative World Netball Series in Manchester (9-11 October).

The plaque unveiled at the Woking centre

New Red Cross centre unveiled in Woking

27 Oct 2009

The Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Sarah Goad, has opened the new British Red Cross Surrey headquarters in Woking.

A young boy is rescued from a submerged house

New ‘super typhoon’ set to hit Philippines

02 Oct 2009

As the Philippines braces for a ‘super typhoon’, people in the UK have donated £250,000 in 24 hours to our Asia Pacific Disasters Appeal.

The Nottingham CICCS Team

Nottingham service nominated for award

20 Oct 2009

Launched earlier this year, the crisis intervention community support service has been nominated for a primary care award.

First aid for children

Only nine per cent of UK parents confident to give first aid

23 Oct 2009

As the UK celebrates Parents’ Week, a new Red Cross survey shows a worryingly low number of parents feel confident to perform first aid.

A woman in a wheelchair sits in front of three women

Patricia's story: Wheelchair helped me make emotional trip

We helped 82-year-old Patricia make an emotional journey to lay flowers at the spot where her husband George’s ashes were scattered.

Young girl infront of destroyed home

Red Cross launches Samoa Tsunami Appeal

05 Oct 2009

We have launched the Samoa Tsunami Appeal to help thousands of people in urgent need of emergency aid after a devastating tsunami.

Mayor of North East Lincolnshire opens new Red Cross Centre

Red Cross opens new Lincolnshire volunteer centre

16 Oct 2009

The mayor of North East Lincolnshire joined Red Cross staff, volunteers and guests to open a new British Red Cross centre in Laceby.

Official opening of new Red Cross premises in Belfast

Red Cross reveals local impact at official opening

13 Oct 2009

The new local headquarters of the British Red Cross in Northern Ireland was opened on 13 October 2009 by the Lord-Lieutenant for Belfast.

Woman and child in front of wreckage

Technology alone is not the answer to saving lives

30 Oct 2009

One month after a series of disasters killed thousands in Asia, our head of disaster management explains how lives can be saved in future.

Gwyneth Forrester trustees Angela Hughes and Chris Perkins with Red Cross members Chris Ambler and Lee Johnson radio Comms officer for Merseyside

Volunteers help injured runners at the Liverpool 10k run

05 Oct 2009

The British Red Cross was out in full force to make sure runners at the Asics Liverpool 10K run at Sefton Park were safe.