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News May 2010

First aid hero Samantha Tongue and her son

Samantha's story: I saved my choking son

When Samantha, 37, attended a first aid course for people living in isolated communities, little did she know it would save her son’s life.

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Volunteers help after Cumbria crash

25 May 2010

Volunteers and staff raced to the scene to provide support after a fatal crash involving a school coach near Keswick in Cumbria.

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Volunteers help residents after Durham fire

16 May 2010

British Red Cross volunteers helped residents evacuated from their homes after a fire at a garage in Frosterley, County Durham.

A man uses a dummy to practice first aid during a course

David's story: first aider provides personal touch

After his wife suffered a seizure, David felt helpless – so volunteer Jimmy popped round to provide some one-to-one first aid training.

Cockermouth floods and destabilised shed

New study shows way ahead for Belfast flooding victims

11 May 2010

After years of floods, many Belfast residents live in fear of heavy rain – but a new report shows how to cope better with future flooding.

Ivor Purser and first aid hero Sandra Done

Ivor's story: with him every step of the way

When pensioner Ivor was hit by a van, a Red Cross first aider rushed over to help – but that was just the start of our role in his recovery.

Boys playing soccer

Psychosocial soccer: Red Cross ‘Camp Cup’ in Haiti

13 May 2010

With the World Cup around the corner, the Red Cross held its own ‘Camp Cup’ in Haiti for earthquake survivors last week.

Rosie Kilburn, young shop volunteer

Rosie's story: keeping the Red Cross tills ringing

Rosie, 18, has a rare form of liver cancer, volunteers every Saturday at one of our shops and was recently voted Young Volunteer of the Year.