WORLD RED CROSS & RED CRESCENT DAY DAY MAY 8th…

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World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is a yearly commemoration of the main principles of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is a global humanitarian network of millions of members, staff and volunteers. Their aim is to be on the frontline where there is disaster, conflict, health or social problems and to help those in need. The organisation consists of the International Committee of the Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies as well as 191 National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies worldwide.

It is not easy for the volunteers who do this job daily – so this day is meant to commemorate the work that they do and highlight the many areas they work in, providing assistance with disaster relief, preparation for disaster and education for the public.This date is significant as…

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BRITISH RED CROSS WEEK MAY 4th – 9th, 2021…

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British Red Cross WeekMay 4th-9th – The BRC have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone all planned public collections activity this year.

This comes after carefully considering the risks of Covid-19 (coronavirus) on the health, safety and wellbeing of our amazing volunteer collectors and generous donors.

However you can still help raise awareness by becoming a virtual bucket shaker means that you can still collect donations, bring your community together and raise vital funds for people in crisis. It’s quick and easy, just click the ‘Become a Virtual Bucket Shaker’ link and register for your online fundraising page now!

The principles in action today

A flash of hope

Around the world, whenever a humanitarian crisis occurs, the Red Cross or Red Crescent is always one of the first organisations on the scene thanks to their kind volunteers.

Today, the challenges posed by an unpredictable and often…

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ARE STEROID INJECTIONS FOR SIJ ARTHRITIS THE BEST TREATMENT?…

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As I have written before I am having big problems with pain in my SIJ due to arthritis with referred pain into my hip causing bursitis.

Last November I had steroid into both hips for the bursitis and a further CT guided steroid injection into my SIJ. I found they both helped with the pain but four months later the pain all started coming back again. My left sacroiliac joint has been terrible for some time now. It wakes me up when I turn over in bed. It’s painful to lie on my side and sit in a certain position and I cannot stand for long in one spot so I was keen to get another injection as soon as possible.

My insurance company had told me last time that they would not cover me for any more injections and with lockdown pain management appointments are a long way off…

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