The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. We are part of a global voluntary network, responding to natural disasters, conflicts and individual emergencies. We enable vulnerable people in the UK and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. And when the crisis is over, we help people to recover and move on with their lives.
We know that the first priority when making a will is to provide for loved ones, but many people find that even after they’ve done this they can leave something to a cause they hold dear. By leaving just 1% of your estate to the British Red Cross, you can help make sure we are always ready to help people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are, in the UK or abroad.
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The British Red Cross Society incorporated by Royal Charter 1908 is a charity registered in England and Wales (220949) and Scotland (SC037738)
Joyce gets back on her dancing feet
When outgoing widow Joyce Streatfield returned home after a hospital stay, she felt very weak and struggled to keep up her usual routine. So, she called the Red Cross. The pensioner recalled: "I knew about the care in the home service because they were such a great help when my husband was dying.”
Sure enough, volunteer Irene Rix soon came knocking. Joyce said, “Irene visited for four weeks. She was so helpful – taking me shopping and to the bank – but she was also someone I could chat to. Company is just as important as help with the practical stuff.” She added: “It’s a wonderful service. Without people like Irene, where would the elderly be when they can’t manage? It was so reassuring to know she was only a phone call away. Now I’m back to my old self – going to ballroom dancing, hosting tea dance fundraisers and visiting friends and the nearby retirement home.”
The Red Cross provides valuable short-term support to vulnerable people in the UK, whether they're recovering from an operation, need a wheelchair or just need help coping around the house.