accessibility & help

News September 2011

A volunteer comforting a victim

Red Cross supports tower block fire evacuees

30 Sep 2011

Volunteers raced to the scene to help 40 elderly people evacuated from their flats after a major fire in Surrey last night (29 September).

Steven Fry speaks at a Red Cross event

Red Cross event to honour Stephen Fry and aid Somalia

28 Sep 2011

British Red Cross will pay tribute to Stephen Fry at a special gala dinner, raising funds for the work of the Red Cross in Somalia.

South African boy eating jelly

Red Cross report: 15 per cent of the world in hunger

22 Sep 2011

Almost one billion people are going hungry, even though the world produces enough to feed everyone, says a report released by the Red Cross today.

Volunteers discuss an incident with a fireman

Volunteers called out to Welsh mining incident

16 Sep 2011

Volunteers are on hand to offer support to the families of four miners trapped underground after a coal mine tunnel collapsed and flooded.

A Red Cross staff member visits displaced families in Pakistan

Red Cross responds to Pakistan floods

16 Sep 2011

In Pakistan, as monsoon floods cause massive destruction to homes and livelihoods, the Red Cross is helping with supplies and healthcare.

First aiders help TV star after horror bike crash

14 Sep 2011

TV presenter OJ Borg donates to the Red Cross – so it’s fitting that we were first on the scene when he suffered a horrific bicycle crash.

Emergency response volunteer on the phone

Volunteers provide support following ‘slavery’ raid

12 Sep 2011

The Red Cross has been called in to help set up a rest centre following a police raid on a caravan site in Leighton Buzzard on Sunday morning.

Boy choking

Everyday first aid makes it easy to learn vital skills

09 Sep 2011

Too busy to attend a first aid course? Not a problem – now you can learn all the key life-saving skills without leaving the comfort of your own home.

Japanese Red Cross volunteer sitting with elderly quake survivor

Japan tsunami and quake survivors face uncertain future

09 Sep 2011

Six months on from an earthquake and tsunami that devastated Japan, the Red Cross has provided household goods to 91,000 families.

First aid cyclists ensure speedy response

05 Sep 2011

Red Cross first aiders can now reach emergencies quickly at public events – on specially adapted bicycles that help them reach casualties fast.