accessibility & help


Philippine Red Cross mounted a massive rescue and relief operation in response to severe flooding

Cash to help people struck by devastating floods in the Philippines

30 Sep 2013

The British Red Cross has released £50,000 from its Disaster Fund, to provide emergency cash grants to people affected by recent typhoons and flooding in the Philippines.

Volunteer with a client from the Homecare Carers Respite Service

Councillors say Care Bill will not give support for all

25 Sep 2013

A new government bill will fail to give everyone preventative care before they reach the point of crisis, councillors across the UK have warned the British Red Cross.

Volunteer serving a customer at a Red Cross charity shop

H&M sharp dressers worth a million

19 Sep 2013

Fashion retailer H&M has raised more than £1 million for the British Red Cross by donating stock to be sold in the charity's shops.

6 icons, including the First Aid icon plus text Know what to do in an emergency with Red Cross' free first aid app

Mobile first aid app goes global

16 Sep 2013

Our mobile first aid app, launched in the UK two years ago, has proved so popular that it will be available in 17 countries worldwide by the end of the year.

Prince Charles presents Sir Nicholas Young with his award

Red Cross chief executive gets prestigious award

12 Sep 2013

HRH The Prince of Wales has presented Sir Nicholas Young with the Queen’s Badge of Honour, a rare and prestigious honour afforded to very few Red Cross members.

Men in Red Cross vests stood in a road with fire engines in the background

British Red Cross volunteers deployed to support victims of Westgate shopping centre attack

23 Sep 2013

Two British Red Cross volunteers have been sent to Kenya to provide support to Britons affected by the Westgate shopping centre attack.

Syrian migrant carries her belongings in Jordan

Number of refugees fleeing Syria reaches two million

03 Sep 2013

The UN announced today that the number of registered Syrian refugees has reached two million, but the British Red Cross says the real figures will be higher.

boxes of plasters

Plaster sales raising cash for British Red Cross

10 Sep 2013

Elastoplast is donating 20p from every pack of plasters sold in Tesco pharmacies to the British Red Cross, in a month-long promotion

two men and a woman sat on chairs

Refugee destitution tackled at Lib Dem conference

17 Sep 2013

Politicians and party activists have debated how to help thousands of refugees left destitute by failures in the asylum process.

A screenshot of a virtual Red Cross hospital

New Red Cross download launches for SimCity

17 Sep 2013

The Red Cross is entering the virtual world with the launch of a new download for SimCity enabling gamers to help people affected by disasters in the real world.