150 years of Kindness
We are marking our anniversary by recognising the people who built the Movement one act of kindness at a time.
Kindness drives the Movement
The British Red Cross has been helping people in crisis for 150 years.
Since 1870 we’ve supported those who need it most, no matter who or where they are, in the UK and overseas.
Discover our 150 Voices online exhibition
See the Red Cross’ moving history through 150 key objects from our archives. Together, they form a fascinating look at our work and people since our foundation.
Yemen, the world’s biggest humanitarian crisis
Conflict, flooding and now coronavirus are causing terrible suffering in Yemen. The Red Cross and our partners the Red Crescent are helping overstretched health facilities.
If you feel inspired, join us in whatever way you can
Volunteer, donate or remember us in your will to help those in need for the next 150 years.
Whatever you can offer, there are lots of UK volunteering opportunities at the British Red Cross.
Small acts of kindness can make a huge difference. Any amount you can give will help us reach more people.
Any gift you leave, or make in memory, will be a lifeline to someone in facing a crisis, wherever they are in the world.