What do the British Red Cross do?
• They are a volunteer- led humanitarian
organisation that helps people in crisis,
whoev...
How does the British Red Cross
help?
• The British Red Cross Society is the United
Kingdom branch of the worldwide imparti...
Their movement in the
second world war
• After the declaration of war in 1939, the British
Red Cross once again joined wit...
Military vans with the Red Cross
sign
Fundraising
• As a charity, the British Red Cross relies heavily on voluntary
contributions from members of the public and...
National Societies
• There are 189 National Red Cross and Red Crescent
Societies around the world, with more currently bei...
Lebanese Red Cross volunteers,
August 2006
Thank You
• By Tyrone Spence
• Btec Business
• Red Cross
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  1. 1. What do the British Red Cross do? • They are a volunteer- led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. • They enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. • Also when the crisis is over, they help people recover and move on with their lives.
  2. 2. How does the British Red Cross help? • The British Red Cross Society is the United Kingdom branch of the worldwide impartial humanitarian organisation the international Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. The society was formed in 1870, and is a registered charity with over 31,000 volunteers and 2,600 staff . At the heart of their work is providing help to people in crisis, both in the UK and overseas. The Red Cross is committed to helping people without discrimination, regardless of their ethnic origin, nationality or religion.
  3. 3. Their movement in the second world war • After the declaration of war in 1939, the British Red Cross once again joined with St. John to form the Joint War Organisation, again affording the St. John volunteers protection under the Red Cross emblem. • The organisation once again worked in hospitals, care home, nurseries, ambulance units, rest stations and more, much of which was funded by the Duke of Gloucester's Red Cross and St John appeal, which had raised over £54 million by 1946.
  4. 4. Military vans with the Red Cross sign
  5. 5. Fundraising • As a charity, the British Red Cross relies heavily on voluntary contributions from members of the public and organisations, in order to carry out its work. In addition, it does also make money from its commercial services, including First Aid Training (for the workplace), First aid provision at events and providing auxiliary crews to the ambulance services. • Whilst personal donations are important, the scale of corporate donations can make a huge difference to the society, and initiatives such as being the Tesco charity of the year in 2007 make large contributions to central funds.
  6. 6. National Societies • There are 189 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies around the world, with more currently being formed. This unique network forms the backbone of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. • Each National Society is made up of volunteers and staff, who provide a wide variety of services, ranging from disaster relief and assistance for the victims of war, to first aid training and restoring family links.
  7. 7. Lebanese Red Cross volunteers, August 2006
  8. 8. Thank You • By Tyrone Spence • Btec Business • Red Cross
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