Wednesday, 4 August 2010

140 years...

I was surprised when I opened my e-mail today. I found out that the British Red Cross is celebrating its 140th birthday!
A few months ago I started donating money to this charity after the awful situation in Haiti. What I like most about this charity is that they help people abroad and here in UK.

At the time I was unemployed and was not able to give as much money I would have liked. You are able to donate as little or as much as you like. Now however things have changed.

After finding out the charity had reached a rather impressive birthday I decided to share with you guys some of the facts that I found interesting:

  • The first members of the British Red Cross consisted of 22 prominent men.
  • Florence Nightingale was a member.
  • The committee decided to give its first £40,000 to help sick and wounded soldiers of the French and German nations.

To find out more interesting facts about the early years of the British Red Cross check out there website.

Here's to many more years of this great organization and to many more hundreds of years to come. Happy Birthday British Red Cross!

1 comment:

  1. It's nice to donate to a cause that you care about, even if you can't donate much.