Fear of causing anxiety is preventing parents from talking to their children about refugees

New Research: Over half (51%) of UK parents with school aged children fear talking to their children about refugees and the impact of conflict and persecution will make their child anxious. Despite 65% of parents believing it’s important to have conversations with their children about refugees, more than two fifths (43%) admit they themselves feel worried speaking to their kids about the subject. This is according to new research from the British Red Cross. The ongoing conflict in Ukraine has created one of the biggest and fastest influx of refugees that Europe has ever seen, triggering…

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EFL and British Red Cross to tackle loneliness together

The English Football League (EFL) and the humanitarian charity, British Red Cross, are joining forces in a new partnership that will use the power of football to support those experiencing loneliness in England and Wales. From the start of the 2022/23 season, the British Red Cross will become the EFL’s Official Charity Partner with both organisations combining efforts to reduce isolation in communities around the country via the EFL and its 72 clubs. Chronic loneliness can have a serious impact on wellbeing and currently the British Red Cross’ works with…

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National Emergencies Trust pilots National Partners Programme to ensure all future emergency survivors receive support as soon as they need it

The National Emergencies Trust has announced the launch of a collaborative pilot project with four national charities. The National Partners Programme, which will initially include the British Red Cross, Cruse Bereavement Support, Mind and Victim Support, aims to ensure that all those affected by future emergencies receive the support they need, when and where they need it, by facilitating nationwide funding at speed during future disasters. By enabling the National Emergencies Trust to pre-agree a range of support packages and conduct due diligence with potential distribution partners in advance of…

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Wimbledon Foundation Partners With British Red Cross To Further COVID-19 Response

The Wimbledon Foundation, the charitable arm of The All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club (AELTC) and The Championships, is pleased to announce it has committed a total of £300k to the British Red Cross as it extends its response to the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the AELTC’s thank you to those who have played a key role in helping the people most affected by the pandemic during the past year, Mike Adamson, Chief Executive of the British Red Cross, has been invited to the Royal Box today as guest of AELTC…

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‘You don’t have to do this alone,’ says British Red Cross, as new young volunteers join push to tackle loneliness with Covid-19 rules tightening

As coronavirus restrictions tighten once more, the UK’s leading crisis response charity is urging people to reach out to others and offering to help those who feel lonely and cut off to keep in touch with people, digitally. As part of the scheme, specialist support will be available from a team of 90 new young digital volunteers, aged 16 to 25, who will be available to chat and talk people of all abilities and levels of confidence through the digital landscape. The British Red Cross has teamed up with the…

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