Looking for things to do during the holidays? Look no further. Here are our top five things to do with the British Red Cross this half term. More
Fundraising and events
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.
An eccentric gang of masked female philanthropists whose identities remained secret for almost a century – and two of them were Red Cross members.
If you can find a story more battily British than this one, I’ll eat my hat.
In the 1930s, a small group of young aristocratic women decided to raise money to help the National Trust save historic properties that were under threat. So far, so normal.
But rather than just handing over the cash, they instead formed a secret society called Ferguson’s Gang. Then things got really strange. More
It all started with a drink in the pub. In my early 20s, me and four other friends were enjoying one of the fine beers available – probably for the fourth or fifth time that night. We’d made a pact. By the time we’d turned 30, we’d all have run the marathon.
On the tenth day of helping, the Red Cross gave to me: ten runners running
Get fit and raise funds for the British Red Cross by signing up to a full marathon, a half-marathon, or even a 10k run. You can choose to run in Berlin, Paris, Manchester, London and many other fantastic cities.
If running’s not for you, check out our full range of fundraising events, from golf days and country walks to abseiling, open gardens and skydives.
The ‘12 days of helping’ are 12 ideas to help other people and change your world in 2014. Tomorrow: put your language skills to good use.
On the fifth day of helping, the Red Cross said to me: five golden pounds
Give £5 – or however much you can afford – to the British Red Cross and we’ll use your money to help people in need.
Five pounds could provide blankets and refreshments to vulnerable people following a UK emergency. Or it could provide clean drinking water for people overseas for a year. You can even choose to give to a special project so you can see exactly who your money helps.
The ’12 days of helping’ are 12 ideas to help other people and change your world in 2014. Tomorrow: brave enough to take on a room full of inquisitive schoolchildren?
You’d better not shout, you’d better not cry – Santa’s coming to town and he’s in tip top shape after running for the Red Cross.
- Santas are like buses. You wait all year for one to come along...
- We take elf and safety very seriously at events
- It's a family of hair
- Forget the selfie - in Manchester it's all about the elfie
- No frosty faces here: smiles all round for our runners
- Team GB (Great Beards)
- The beard may be off but the race is on
- Mary Christmas heads for the finish line
- After all that running, Santa chills out at the North Goal
Santa and his helpers donned Santa suits and elf costumes for the South Manchester Santa Dash in December. Runners, toddlers and walkers were sponsored to don false beards and complete a circuit to raise funds for the British Red Cross’ work helping people in crisis in the UK and abroad.