Sunday 8 May 2011

World Red Cross Day

May 8 is the World Red Cross Day, celebrated on the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross. Worldwide, local and national red cross marks the day, and in Norway this is done with a fundraiser, with volunteers going door to door with a collecting tin. Nedre Eiker Red Cross also marks the day, every year, with an information stand. Here they want to attract more volunteers, raise money for the local activities and inform citizens about the activities they carry out. The celebration and information stand was carried out yesterday, in the centre of Mjøndalen, with a very successful teddy bear hospital for the children and coffee, waffles and information about the local Red Cross for the grown ups. For more information about Nedre Eiker Red Cross and what they do, check out their web page.

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