Wooden British Red Cross collecting box in the shape of an ambulance
Circa 1920s Audio tour
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I have chosen this object to honour the ordinary people whose generosity was indispensable to the work of the British Red Cross. Fundraising was vital to saving countless lives, both in times of peace and during conflicts. Throughout the Second World War alone, Red Cross ambulance crews carried over 1 million casualties and patients and covered close to 9 million miles. This would not have been possible without the generous donations of ordinary people at a time when money was scarce and rationing was the norm.
Audio recording by Andra Paun (Volunteer), Edinburgh.
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