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News December 2010

Volunteer Barbara Alexander receives an award from the Red Cross

Red Cross volunteer receives posthumous MBE

31 Dec 2010

Volunteer Barbara Alexander was due to be awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s honours list, but she passed away the day before the list was made public.

Emergency response volunteers co-ordinating resources

Volunteers distribute water in Northern Ireland

29 Dec 2010

As 40,000 people in Northern Ireland struggle to cope without water, the Red Cross is ensuring that the most vulnerable are not left wanting.

Danny Simpson watches a young fan practise CPR

Premier League stars help young fans learn football first aid

24 Dec 2010

Young football fans attended training sessions with Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United this week, as part of a Red Cross first aid campaign.

Three volunteers and Land Rover in snow

Snow response continues amidst travel chaos

20 Dec 2010

As another wave of snow hit the UK this weekend, British Red Cross volunteers were out in force to help the most vulnerable.

Emergency response volunteers and a Land Rover in the snow

Red Cross uses Disaster Fund to help in snow battle

17 Dec 2010

The British Red Cross has released £21,000 from its Disaster Fund to help support the snow relief effort in Northern Scotland.

Young football players

First aid winners kick off with Premiership stars

16 Dec 2010

Lucky young football fans are joining their Premiership heroes at Newcastle United and Blackburn Rovers for two special training sessions.

A Land Rover in the snow

Land Rover supports UK emergency response work

13 Dec 2010

Land Rover is providing the British Red Cross with life-saving defibrillators to reach vulnerable people around the UK.

Justin the first aid hero

Justin the first aid hero helps motorcyclist

10 Dec 2010

A young student with learning difficulties put his first aid skills to good use following a road traffic accident.

Volunteer helps a person walk away from a domestic fire

Volunteers help fire family on freezing night

10 Dec 2010

Volunteers helped a family who fled their burning home and were left shivering out on the street on one of the coldest nights of the year.

Thatched home surrounded by water

Bangladesh: new homes and livelihoods for cyclone survivors

09 Dec 2010

We’re helping families recover after Cyclone Aila destroyed homes and livelihoods across coastal communities in Bangladesh.

Emergency response volunteers and a Land Rover in the snow

Volunteers tackle fresh heavy snowfall in Scotland

07 Dec 2010

Volunteers are battling to reach vulnerable people as fresh heavy snow falls across Scotland and northern England.

Haiti volunteers clearing waste from drainage canals

Haiti: volunteers clear canals and fight cholera

06 Dec 2010

As cholera continues to spread across Haiti, a community canal-clearing project is improving the lives of residents in the capital.

Haiti kids in school

Haiti: Red Cross pays school fees for 8,000 children

03 Dec 2010

In Les Cayes, a southern district of Haiti, we’re helping families hosting people displaced by the quake send their children to school.