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RRT 2019 Across the Globe
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RRT ACROSS THE GLOBE IN 2019

The Rapid Relief Team (RRT) reached new heights in 2019, achieving above and beyond to support people in need right across the globe. New initiatives were launched, targets were met and we welcomed more countries to our widespread team. Together RRT volunteer teams across the globe served 327,266 meals at 1,649 events! This has set a […]

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RRT Supports Flooding in Doncaster

The village of Fishlake near Doncaster is one of the areas severely affected by the devastating floods that have hit residents and communities across South Yorkshire. RRT volunteers were called into action on Tuesday (12th Nov) afternoon. After navigating their way through flooded lanes and streets, the team quickly set up in Fishlake and began […]

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Cookie treks the Great Wall of China!

One of the Seven Wonders of the World, The Great Wall of China has to be one of the most impressive building projects the world has ever known. Constructed by human hands over 2000 years ago, it stretches across a hilly region with long spurs and watch-towers often disappearing into the mists. This October, our very […]

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RRT donate to the Lincoln Food Bank

On 17th October 2019, the Lincoln RRT team met with members of the Lincoln Food Bank to donate a total of 40 RRT food boxes, the first donation of its kind by Lincoln RRT. The packing of these boxes was completed carefully in line with recommendations from the Trussell Trust, each box containing all of […]

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RRT supports fire crews at recycling centre blaze

On the 6th October, firefighters were called to tackle a huge blaze at a recycling centre in Liverpool. Emergency services were called to the fire in Foster Street, Kirkdale, shortly before 4am. Emergency crews arrived within minutes and found household waste inside the warehouse alight. In total, 10 fire engines attended the incident as well as two […]

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NZ – RRT assists firie’s battling Hawkes Bay blaze

The Rapid Relief Team of Hastings were only too pleased to help out the hard-working firefighters by providing meals over two days, starting from breakfast Wednesday morning through to Dinner Thursday evening. Seven “long duration” fires had started in the region since Friday 31st January. Volunteers and professional firefighters from Waipukurau, Waipawa and Hastings were […]

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RRT Supports Earthquake in Le Teil

The Rapid Relief Team in France were called into action on Tuesday 12 November 2019 after a 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit the French town of Le Teil. The team served 1,000 meals to those affected by the earthquake, thanks to the incredible efforts of 52 volunteers. “I had not heard about this organisation before – […]

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