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Red Cross in Plymouth invites you to join their Refugee Week celebration open day

Authored by News Desk

The British Red Cross in Plymouth will be celebrating World Refugee Day on Wednesday 20 June with an open day at their offices in Catherine Street and they invite the people of Plymouth to join them.

Members of the community are invited to attend the celebrations from 11am. There will be fun activities throughout the day including a quiz, guest speakers and live music. A selection of...

You’re not alone in feeling alone

Authored by News Desk

The British Red Cross is reaching out to adults of all ages in Plymouth who feel lonely this Christmas.

After finding that more than 9 million people across the UK are always or often lonely the charity is showing those affected they are not alone in feeling alone and encouraging them to get in touch with its new local service for support.

John Ball, 71, from Plympton,...

Urgent appeal for Europe refugee crisis

Authored by Mary

The British Red Cross has launched an emergency appeal as the refugee crisis in Europe continues to escalate, with hundreds of thousands of people in desperate need of emergency relief.

The number of people forced to flee violence and conflict today is the highest since World War II. Many people are dying on these dangerous journeys to safety in Europe and those that do make it are...

Nominations open for Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards

Authored by News Desk

Nominations for this year’s Red Cross Humanitarian Citizen Awards are open, giving everyone the chance to celebrate the UK’s unsung young heroes.

Now in its eleventh year, this annual event – sponsored by Canon - rewards selfless acts by young people, and groups, aged 25 or under, with awards in four categories: community action, first aid, fundraising and volunteering.

After...

British Red Cross Shop Drop for Nepal

Authored by Mary

The British Red Cross is today (Thursday 30 April) launching ‘Shop Drop for Nepal’ to give people another way to donate to its Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

The Red Cross is appealing to people to clear out their wardrobes and cupboards and donate their unwanted clothes and goods to their local Red Cross shop.

Funds raised from the sale of the items will aid the organisation’s life-...

Cash stolen in Plymstock charity shop burglary

Authored by Mary

Police are appealing for witnesses after a callous burglary at the British Red Cross shop on Plymstock Broadway.

An offender entered the shop around 1.20am on Sunday 9 November and stole a quantity of cash from the safe.

Detectives are seeking information about a man who was seen in the Horncross Road area and the rear service lane of the Broadway between 1am and 2am on the...

Senior officer to be 'arrested' for good cause

Authored by Sarah Parker

A senior officer from Devon and Cornwall Police will land herself in 'jail' in Exeter tomorrow – all in the name of charity.

Superintendent Sarah Sharpe is taking part in The British Red Cross’ first ever Devon Jail and Bail event where high profile ‘felons’ will be locked up for the day to help raise at least £4,000 for the charity’s work in the UK and overseas.

An Exeter City...

British Red Cross appeal for volunteers

Authored by Mary

Devon & Somerset Fire & Rescue Service are supporting the British Red Cross plea for more volunteers.

So far this year Red Cross volunteers have responded to 122 calls across Devon and Somerset and were on standby during the recent storm which lashed large parts of the South.

The fire and emergency support (FES) service is a rapid response service working in partnership...

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