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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The Prince of Wales, TV Historian Dan Snow, Opera singer Nadine Benjamin and celebrities join the public in marking 150 years of the British Red Cross with launch of online exhibition

His Royal Highness, The Prince of Wales introduces a new online exhibition to celebrate 150 years of the British Red Cross on Tuesday 4th August  Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund, the exhibition showcases 150 objects to recognise those who have played an important part in the charity’s history The exhibition features celebrity voices, including historian Dan Snow, Opera singer Nadine Benjamin and Peaky Blinders actress Kate Phillips as well as voices of Red Cross volunteers, staff and supporters from across the UK Visit the 150 Voices online exhibition:…

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FareShare partners with British Red Cross to help keep Britain fed through COVID-19 crisis and aftermath

FareShare has partnered with British Red Cross to continue to get emergency food parcels to vulnerable people across the UK during the coronavirus pandemic and its aftermath. Working together, the two charities will use FareShare’s food redistribution warehouses and UK-wide network of 11,000 frontline charities and the Red Cross’s crisis response volunteers, equipment, space and resources to significantly increase the amount of food distributed to those in need. With one in eight people in the UK already struggle to access food, and an estimated 10 million already in or facing…

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