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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British Red Cross thanks the nation, as an estimated 43 million people across the country have shown acts of kindness during lockdown

Since the beginning of lockdown, an estimated 43 million people across the UK reveal they have done something kind to help others, according to research carried out by the British Red Cross. To say thank you to this incredible number of people, the British Red Cross took over the iconic Piccadilly Circus billboard, illuminating the West End of London.  There has been an outpouring of kindness across the UK; with almost 80,000 people signing up to volunteer with the British Red Cross and supporting some of the most vulnerable people…

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