Red Cross Week is celebrated between 6th and 12th of May. The week is timed to tie in with World Red Cross and Red Crescent day which is celebrated on the 8th May every year. Red Cross Week is a week in which to celebrate the charitable work of the Red Cross and also an opportunity to get involved in fundraising and help people in Crisis all over the world.
The Red Cross is a charity that works to help people in crisis all over the world. Support is offered in a diverse variety of ways, from emergency help and medical support in times of crisis such as war, terrorism or natural disaster to helping those dealing with loneliness and supporting victims of modern slavery and trafficking.
Red Cross Week is the charities biggest fundraising and awareness campaign of the year, and there are lots of ways to get involved. Those who would like to support the charity can help raise awareness by downloading the Red Cross Kindness Calendar off their website, doing a small act of kindness every day and sharing on social media using the hashtag #PowerofKindness. There are also lots of fundraising events happening throughout the week such as cake sales, open gardens and leisure events.
Further information about local events and how to get more involved can be found at www.redcross.org.uk.