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British Red Cross

Who is British Red Cross?

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are. It is part of a global network of volunteers, responding to natural disasters, conflicts and individual emergencies.

Overseas it enables vulnerable people to prepare for and respond to emergencies in their own communities. Once the crisis is over, it helps people recover and move on with their lives.

South Africa has the highest number of people living with HIV/Aids in the world and the impact on communities is immense.

Within South Africa the Red Cross is working to reduce the spread of HIV infection and to improve the quality of life of families and children affected by the disease.

What have we done to help?

By supporting the Red Cross’ vital work in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, 21st Century Leaders makes a significant difference to the lives of families who have been devastated by the epidemic. With 21st Century Leaders' funding the Red Cross is able to care for over 200 people living with HIV and Aids and their families for a full 12 months.

This involves:
• training and recruitment of 20 Red Cross Volunteers to provide
both practical and emotional support to people living with HIV/Aids and their families
• the provision of Home-Based Care Kits (medication, nutritional supplements, first aid, dressings and equipment)
• the distribution of Food Parcels & non-food items

With 21st Century Leader’s support the Red Cross will not only be able to provide vital support to people living with HIV/Aids but also essential help to family members who take on the role of caring. The burden of caring for one, two or even more people with HIV/Aids can put a huge strain on carers who are often children and grandparents. Red Cross volunteers are specially trained to offer practical homecare support, emotional help and psychological support to clients and to those caring for someone living with the disease.

Supported by:
Ville Valo, H.I.M.

The money raised by the sales of HIM’s wristband will be donated to fund the vital work of the British Red Cross in caring for families living with HIV and Aids in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa.