Watching your home burn can be heart-breaking. As your belongings go up in flames, it can feel like your memories and life are too.
“You don’t know how you’ll feel until that happens and I don’t want to feel like that again,” said Andy Goodwin.
Earlier on this year, he watched the fire service tackle a blazing fire which engulfed his home in Linden, Gloucester. He and his family had made it out safely thanks to a working smoke alarm.
But standing out in the cold on the street and in their nightclothes, Andy couldn’t focus on what to do next: “I was all at sixes and sevens. I was all over the place.”
Fortunately two British Red Cross volunteers were called upon by the fire service – and they had everything Andy needed at that very moment to cope with this crisis.