Newsletter for Members and Volunteers

In focus – from the President and CEO

In less than a month we will mark the exact day of the first Australian meeting of Red Cross. After that initial meeting in Melbourne, a number of volunteers came forward all over Australia committing themselves to the work of Red Cross and forming Red Cross branches right across the country.

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Bunnings BBQ Day

Join us! We are teaming up with our Centenary fundraising partner, Bunnings to celebrate our 100th Birthday with a national Red Cross Centenary Fundraiser BBQ Day.

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Renew your membership!

Many of you would have recently received an invitation to renew your membership for the new financial year.

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Purchase a piece of Red Cross

On World Red Cross Day we launched our centenary memorabilia range at NSW Parliament House.

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A chance to celebrate

Festivities occurred all over the country in honour of World Red Cross Day on May 8. This event is held annually around the world to celebrate the birthday of Red Cross Red Crescent founder Henry Dunant.

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Drive safely for Red Cross

Many of our staff and volunteers drive as part of their work for Red Cross, and their safety is a major priority for us.

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Centenary Memorabilia Collection

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Coming out swinging

Arthur Trostl was literally a high flyer—a circus trapeze performer and successful theatrical producer—before a series of crushing blows left him on the brink of homelessness.

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A home for health

Six months after opening, the Cairns Wellbeing Centre—Pat Gosper Place—is providing a home away from home for people from remote parts of Far North Queensland, including many people from Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.

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The + Plus Effect

We are an organisation built on volunteering and we wouldn’t have been able to help the most vulnerable in our communities for 100 years without the ongoing support of our volunteers.

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Bake up a storm

This year’s Big Cake Bake is building up to be tastier than ever as we blow out the candles for Red Cross in Australia’s 100th anniversary.

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Georgia adds a plus to her community

Georgia Lee-Abbott, 22, is a seasoned volunteer and was recently awarded the ACT Young Volunteer of the Year Award.

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Tracing to the trenches of Gallipoli

One of the many stories in the 100-year history of our Tracing Service was featured on Channel 7 News for Anzac Day.

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100 years of promoting laws in wars

Red Cross was born in war. Discover how we have promoted international humanitarian law in conflict for the past 100 years.

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Clean water for recovery

More than 50,000 people were affected by heavy rains and flooding in the Solomon Islands in April.

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In partnership with Syria

Violent conflict continues in Syria, where more than 150,000 civilians have lost their lives and almost half the country’s population has been displaced.

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Tell us your story

Have you shared your chapter of Red Cross history?

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Breaking down barriers to work

People with disabilities or other barriers to employment are gaining access to long-term, sustainable work through Red Cross Training Services.

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A small amount for a big difference

Did you know that Red Cross runs Wills Days? We can give you the opportunity to meet with a local solicitor from our national solicitor network and prepare or update a simple Will from $75.

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