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Join us and enjoy a deeply rewarding, totally unique relationship with the world’s leading humanitarian organisation – and the millions of people we support.

The British Red Cross helps people in crisis, from Syria to Somerset. We are part of a global network responding to natural disasters, conflicts and individual emergencies.

High-profile support helps tell people about our work. It raises much-needed funds, which make a massive difference to people’s lives across the globe.

Whether you are a celebrity in the entertainment industry, a business leader or an expert in your field, we would be delighted to hear from you about supporting us and championing our work.

There are many ways you can get involved, from supporting one of our campaigns, to visiting one of our projects or becoming a full time ambassador.

We want to build lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with our high-profile supporters. We will find out what matters to you, and how we can work together in a way that meets your goals and expectations.

Contact us and be a Red Cross champion

Want to use your skills, expertise or time to help people in crisis?

Contact: Lisa McCabe, PR Manager, British Red Cross at or 020 7877 7423.

Why choose us?

The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies, disasters and conflicts. We are part of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent humanitarian network and we refuse to ignore people in crisis.

Trusted across the world

People recognise our emblems across the globe. They know we are impartial and neutral, which helps us cross conflict lines or enter disaster zones to deliver aid when other organisations can’t.

We work with many communities overseas to tackle issues such as hunger, HIV and TB, maternal healthcare, and hygiene.

Help at home

In the UK we:

  • offer practical and emotional support to people after emergencies such as house fires and floods
  • help refugees adjust to life in a new country
  • train communities in lifesaving first aid skills
  • help people to live independently at home.

Find out more about what we do.

Celebrity highlights 2015

  • Charlotte Hawkins, Katherine Kelly, Jools Oliver, Tamzin Outhwaite and Catherine Tyldesley supported our Rapped Up campaign encouraging parents and carers to learn first aid.
  • Eddie Izzard donated to our Europe Refugee Crisis AppealLiz Kershaw, Simon Pegg, Vivienne Westwood, Laura Whitmore and the cast of Hollyoaks all tweeted their support for the appeal.
  • Anton Du Beke, Angela Rippon, Jayne Torvil and Strictly Come Dancing stars came together for our one-off Dance Power fundraising performance.
  • Tess Daly tweeted her support for our Clean Start Appeal, whilst Sheila Hancock and Victoria Wood donated items to our charity shops to raise funds.
  • Kindness, Robert Plant, Scroobius Pip, Sierra Leone Allstars and Tinariwen all featured on the Long Road EP, produced by Ethan Johns.
  • Idris Elba, James McAvoy and Dan Snow helped spread the word about our Nepal Earthquake Appeal.

Celebrity highlights 2014

  • Angela Rippon highlighted the importance of legacy giving in radio interviews.
  • Dan Snow visited our archives to see his great grandmother’s VAD records.
  • Jamie Oliver supported our Balkan Floods Appeal to highlight the devastation and encourage people to donate.
  • Sienna Miller donated to our First World War pop-up shop.
  • Graphic novelist Karrie Fransman created a comic based on the story of an asylum seeker. Neil Gaiman and Simon Pegg took to Twitter to show their support for the project.
  • The Art for Life initiative had donations from artists including Tracey Emin and Grayson Perry.
  • Various famous artists performed on the charity Christmas single ‘All together Now’ in aid of the British Red Cross. The new song was produced by music legends Suggs (from Madness) and Mick Jones (from The Clash).

Celebrity highlights 2013

  • Victoria Beckham and David Beckham were quick to offer support when Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November, forcing over 4 million people from their homes. The couple donated boxes of designer clothes to our stores, raising money to provide shelter, clean water, food and hygiene kits.
  • Alex Jones, from The One Show, took to London’s streets for our Red Shoe walk, as part of our annual Red Cross Week.
  • Mary Berry, renowned writer, broadcaster and star of The Great British Bake Off, opened our Christmas fair at Kensington Town Hall.
  • Actor and presenter Amanda Holden, and Embarrassing Bodies doctor Pixie McKenna lent their support to our campaign to get first aid on the school curriculum. 
  • An immersive theatre experience and exhibition – Seeking Sanctuary – told the story of Syrian refugees helped by the Red Cross. It was powerfully curated and shot by Sunday Times war photographer Paul Conroy.

Past support

Over the years, we have had backing from famous faces such as Jonathan Ross and Christopher Eccleston.

Victoria Pendleton, world and Olympic cyclist champion, pedalled from London to Eastbourne to raise funds in the Big Red Ride.

Stephen Fry tweets support for some of our campaigns. He said: “Few organisations do more unconditional good around the world”.

Sometimes all we need is a pledge of support. In 2009, Alan Shearer – former England football captain – gave a public ‘thumbs up’ to our project to provide first aid training to people with disabilities. The project was a great success, and several thousand people took part.  

We are grateful for all the high-profile support we receive. Every little bit makes a big difference to people in crisis.


Be a Red Cross champion

Want to use your skills, expertise or time to help people in crisis? Contact: Lisa McCabe
PR Manager

020 7877 7423

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