Irish Red Cross Appeal Archive

Red Cross Donor Gets Red Card for Diving

One of my wonderful team (WT) came in to my office earlier.  This was the conversation between us… WT: What are we going to do about the guy who has done a skydive for us? Me: How much did he raise? WT: €20 Me: God. That isn’t a huge amount. WT: No Me: Don’t they […]

Sunrise Summit Challenge – Trek Ireland’s Highest Peaks at Night

Ever wondered what it’s like to see the sunrise over your home county?  Well now’s your chance. This spring, the Irish Red Cross is challenging you to test your fitness by taking part in the Sunrise Summit Challenge, a brand new charity challenge taking place at ten mountain locations across Ireland.  On April 14th, participants […]

Viet Nam: Forging partnerships to combat rise in hand, food and mouth disease infections

Dinh Thi Mai (36) and daughter Le Thi Thanh Thanh (1.5), Hoa Phu Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang Province

Dinh Thi Mai (36) and daughter Le Thi Thanh Thanh (1.5), Hoa Phu Commune, Hoa Vang District, Da Nang Province

Since 2011, Viet Nam has been facing an unprecedented rise in hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) infections. A common viral illness spread through bodily contact and poor hygiene, HFMD typically affects infants and children under the age of five years, particularly those under three. Even though the disease is known for causing mild illness […]

Oxfam Has Its Goats; the Red Cross Has Its Parcels

I’ve been thinking a lot about Christmas giving lately. And I don’t mean the presents for my relatives. For a fundraiser, November and December are fascinating. The sheer number and variety of Christmas appeals is simply fantastic. The news has been daily filled with charity announcements “Demand for service X increased by 50% in 2012”. […]