Opinion: Focus on... Red Cross Week

The week will have strong celebrity support this year: Josie D'Arby, Dougray Scott, David Bull, Konnie Huq (pictured) and Nancy Dell'Olio are all ambassadors

- The event raised £1.5m in 2004, and the Red Cross hopes to raise the same amount this year. Money will go to the charity's services worldwide

- More than 4,000 volunteers and supporters will raise donations from events such as coffee mornings and concerts

- There will be a sponsored wheelchair push in Wales, called the Big Red Push, to raise awareness of the Red Cross's medical equipment loan programme.

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