To celebrate 100 years of people helping people, Red Cross has teamed up with Bunnings for a fun day of activities including a fashion parade of Red Cross uniforms through the decades.
Formed just days after the outbreak of World War 1, the Australian Red Cross is part of the world’s largest humanitarian movement. Synonymous with care and kindness, they are a leading global and local independent humanitarian organisation, and one of Australia’s most trusted and respected charities.
This Friday, the Red Cross is celebrating its 100th anniversary with a day of fun activities in King George Square between 7am-2pm. This showcase event precedes the Red Cross Centenary Fundraiser BBQs at every Bunnings store nationally on Saturday 9 August. All funds raised from the BBQs will go towards assisting their vital everyday work helping Australians in need.
Between 11.45-12.15pm, come and see the fashion parade of Red Cross through the decades. Models will wear historic Red Cross uniforms right up to the latest looks from their retail stores. At 12.30pm, there will be a human emblem formation with more than 100 Red Cross people wearing red will form a giant Red Cross. Tip – best angle is the deck off Ann Street fronting City Hall. Plus you’ll get the chance to see My Kitchen Rules 2013 winners Dan and Steph there too. Also you can meet Billy Blood Drop and find out your blood type and make sure you check out displays of Red Cross work in emergencies, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities, anti-nuclear weapons campaigning, food security, first aid, isolated elderly people, and more.
The Red Cross Turns 100, Friday August 8 from 7am-2pm at King George Square.