Fundraising and events

Tour de force – London to Paris in four days

Most people would just catch the Eurostar to go from London to Paris. Not Emma Moonlight. The 28-year-old fancies a challenge. Emma, from Nottingham, will be cycling 300 miles from London to Paris over four days from 23 July. As we gear up to Red Cross Week 2014, Emma tells the emotional story behind her endeavours… 

Picture of Emma on her bike

I know I’m a little crazy when it comes to challenging myself to do slightly extreme things, but I think signing up to cycle from London to Paris just about tops it!

Many of my friends and colleagues say I’m crazy for cycling to work through Nottingham’s horrendous rush hour traffic. In fact, most of them think I’m crazy for cycling eight miles each way, regardless of the traffic.

People who know me a little better, though, think I’m crazy to still be cycling at all. About four years ago my partner was knocked off his bike while commuting home from work. More

UK floods inspire family challenge

Picture of Louise and Jasmine together

Louise and Jasmine will be doing the London Red Shoe Walk together – ©BritishRedCross

There is no finer way to celebrate your birthday than taking part in a Red Shoe Walk with your daughter.

That’s exactly what Louise Mullenger will be doing come May. The 34-year-old will be hitting the streets of London with her 12-year-old daughter Jasmine, who came up with the idea of fundraising for the British Red Cross after seeing the charity’s work during the recent UK floods. More

Bouncing back after a fall – Red Cross lends a hand

Hannah Murray with Red Cross support worker Jane Morrison

Hannah Murray with Red Cross support worker Jane Morrison – ©BritishRedCross

Red Cross Week 2014 is a great opportunity to fundraise for the British Red Cross so we can carry on helping people like Hannah Murray. Read how we helped her and Oscar the kitten… 

“I’ve just been in hospital – I can’t have any work done,” says 82-year-old Hannah Murray when an electrician arrives at her door. 

Hearing her becoming increasingly distressed, Jane Morrison, a visiting British Red Cross support worker, goes to the door to see if she can be of any help.  More

The dreaded cut – raising money for Red Cross Week

Picture of Jules Alderson getting her dreadlocks cut

Jules Alderson raised more than £1,000 by cutting off her dreadlocks – ©BritishRedCross

At more than three feet long, Jules Alderson’s dreadlocks were eye-catching to say the least.

The result of nearly ten years of careful cultivation, they became part of her identity and also doubled up quite nicely as a handy pillow on Brighton’s pebbled beach.

But after a great deal of consideration, Jules decided to cut them off during last year’s Red Cross Week to raise money for the British Red Cross. More

Typhoon Haiyan appeal fundraising map

Our Typhoon Haiyan appeal has so far raised just over £10 million, including £628,000 collected at Tesco stores.

Thank you so much to all those who have donated or taken part in fundraising activities, your support is so important.

This interactive map features some of the people who have been raising money across the UK to help people in the Philippines. Move your mouse cursor over it to find out more.


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