Fundraising for the Red Cross

A group soldiers and civilians sell poppies to raise money for the Red Cross.

Selling paper flowers to raise money for the Red Cross. (Credit: British Red Cross)

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Volunteers during WW1

90,000 ordinary men and women volunteered with the Red Cross during WW1 in hospitals, driving ambulances, and more.

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The Joint War Committee organised volunteers, technical and professional staff.

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