British Red Cross and Charities at Work
British Red Cross and Charities at Work
British Red Cross and Charities at Work

British Red Cross

British Red Cross

Who We Are

We help people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.  We enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities.  And when the crisis is over, we help people recover and move on with their lives.

The British Red Cross is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, the world's largest independent humanitarian network.

The Facts

From the earthquakes in Nepal, to first aid training here in the UK, the Red Cross helps hundreds of thousands of people every year. Here’s what our volunteers, fundraisers and donors made possible in 2014:

  • Raised £54.6m  through emergency appeals to help people around the world recover from disease, flooding, and conflict
  • Reached 3.5 million people in communities in West Africa with information about the spread of Ebola
  • Helped around 3,500 households to repair and rebuild shelters destroyed by Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines
  • Launched our new state-of-the-art ambulances, supporting the NHS and helping approximately 70,000 people
  • Loaned out 136,000 mobility aids such as wheelchairs to help people stay independent
  • Supported 74,500 people in the UK settle back at home and live independently after they returned from hospital
  • Helped 19,000 vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in the UK
  • Taught first aid to more than 370,000 people across the UK

How your money helps

  • £5 a month for a year could help to pay for 10 clean delivery kits for midwives in Myanmar.
  • £10 a month for a year could help to buy 40 emergency rest centre packs for people who have been evacuated from their homes following a house fire, flood or extreme weather in the UK.


British Red Cross is a Registered Charity in England and Wales (220949), Scotland (SC037738) and the Isle of Man (0752).