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Chance to give back to Red Cross in Bucks

Chance to give back to Red Cross in Bucks

Published by Dan Gooding at 11:54am 12th December 2019.

2,700 people have been trained in first aid by the Red Cross in Buckinghamshire this year - so now we're being asked to give back.

The charity's idea is to have 'Auctions of Kindness' at Christmas parties, to bid on each other's skills and bring in much-needed funding.

Here's how it works.

The party's organiser asks their guests to offer up a skill to be auctioned off. It can be anything from putting up wallpaper to mending a broken TV. 

The winner then donates their bid to the British Red Cross. The money raised will allow the Red Cross to continue responding to the needs of people in crisis all over the world by mobilising the power of kindness. 

In Buckinghamshire, the British Red Cross has trained 2,700 people in first aid, provided support at 30 emergencies and supported 520 refugees. The charity works in communities across the county to provide humanitarian support wherever it's needed.  

Leanne Sinclair, community fundraiser at the British Red Cross, said:

"The British Red Cross believes kindness starts with you. That's why we're holding Auctions of Kindness across the county.

"It's a simple and enjoyable way to raise funds for the Red Cross. It doesn't take long to bake a cake or mow someone's lawn, but your act of kindness will have a lasting impact on the person you help. 

"By holding an auction of kindness, you can support your friends and colleagues as well as helping people in crisis in Buckinghamshire, the UK and across the world by supporting the British Red Cross." 

Contact Leanne Sinclair on 01908 578323 or leannesinclair@redcross.org.uk to find out how to organise your own Auction of Kindness. 

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