Can you help Red Cross charity in May?

Volunteers are needed in Kettering to help raise money for a charity which helps people both at home and abroad.

British Red Cross is asking people to give just a couple of hours of their time between May 5 and 11, which is Red Cross Week, and help collect money at supermarkets around the town including Asda, Morrisons and Aldi.

Mary Morgan, senior community fundraiser at the British Red Cross, said: “During Red Cross Week we rely on our fantastic volunteers giving their time to collect in aid of the Red Cross. We couldn’t do it without them, but the more collectors we have, the more we can raise, so we are urging people to sign up this year.

Anyone who would like to volunteer is asked to contact Mary Morgan on 0116 271 6258 or text ‘Collect’ and your name to 0784 321 8080. Alternatively, visit

Last year, Red Cross volunteers raised over £950,000 during Red Cross Week and the money was used to support vital work in the UK and overseas, providing unconditional care for vulnerable people in crisis.

The charity helped victims of the Hurricane Sandy, the Syrian conflict and the East Africa food crisis, as well as people in the UK who were stranded in the snow, recovering from a hospital stay or searching for lost loved ones.