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Support the work of British Red Cross

We are part of a powerful, global network that helps people, no matter who or where they are.  

From large-scale crises to personal emergencies, for over 150 years we’ve supported people experiencing hunger, conflict, loneliness, or diseases like coronavirus. 

Our network of incredible staff and volunteers means we are uniquely placed to reach people in fearful, uncertain times. 

But it’s the generosity of our supporters that enables our work to happen quickly and efficiently. We rely on your support to keep us going. 

By supporting us, you’re showing kindness to strangers.  

You’re helping provide essentials like food, medicine and clothing to those in crisis.  

You’re helping people get home from hospital safely, with a full fridge to return to.  

You’re helping pay for first aid training, social care, and the means to help us spring into action wherever the need is greatest. 

Help us provide vital humanitarian support for people in the most vulnerable situations, and to prevent them from falling through the gaps. 

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

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

In 2020, thanks to your kindness, we helped provide:


medicine deliveries


food deliveries

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