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General Fund Appeal

We rely on your support to help people cope with a crisis in the UK and overseas.

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Why we need your help

The Red Cross has been supporting people for 150 years. Whether someone has lost their home after a house fire, a family has been torn apart by conflict, or a community has been struck by a natural disaster, we are there.

And that’s all thanks to you. We rely on your support to help people cope with a crisis in the UK and overseas.

Make a donation today and you will bring comfort to someone when they need it most. You will help families survive when disaster strikes. Your generosity will give more people clean water, food, medicine and shelter.

There is someone who needs you today. Your donation can change their life.

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I can't express in words how much their kindness helped us; it was amazing. The volunteers gave us a place to sit and be while everything around us was falling apart.

Shirley

Received support from our volunteers after a house fire

How the Red Cross is helping

We refuse to ignore people in crisis. We help people cope with disasters, conflicts and personal crises in the UK and overseas.

Thanks to your support, every year:

150,000

people are trained in life-saving first aid skills

15,000

people can be helped to cope after UK emergencies

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