The week beginning 6th May to 12th May is Red Cross week and gives the public an opportunity to help fund raise for the British Red Cross charity in various ways.
The charity British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis. It’s the public’s decision which events they do and it’s all to raise money to enable vulnerable people at home and overseas to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities as well as helping people to recover and move on with their lives.
The British Red Cross has ambitious plans to increase the engagement of young people to act as citizens in line with the corporate strategy and to take part in the running of the organisation.
Takeover is a fun, successful and exciting project, run on behalf of the Children’s Commissioner, which sees organisations across England opening their doors to children and young people to take over adult roles. It puts children and young people in decision-making positions and encourages organisations and businesses to hear their views.
Karen Wilkins, who works at the Red Cross charity shop in Nottingham said: “The charity’s aim is to better people’s lives.
“People can choose the time and date they want to fund raise through a variety of ways. We believe that this will specifically impact younger people’s understanding and benefits of the charity and encourage them to help other people.”
Whether it’s a bake sale or a charity run, the charity aims to bring people together as well as getting them to raise money for a great cause, even if it’s by shaking a bucket to gain donations while people are out and about on the streets. The smallest donations will mount up and can create a huge difference to people’s lives.