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High-profile supporters

Join us to enjoy a deeply rewarding 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.

How you can get involved

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: Laura Hinks at LHinks@redcross.org.uk or 020 7877 7524.

Why choose us?

We help 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 2016

  • Artists Grayson Perry and John Keane, film director Ken Loach, actor Mark Bonnar, comedian Shazia Mirza, model Lily Cole and prominent Syrian artists and illustrators such as Tammam Azzam, Mohammad Omran and Diala Brisly submitted artworks to our Postcards for Syria project to mark five years since the start of the humanitarian crisis.
  • Jamie Oliver supported our Italy Earthquake Appeal by donating £2 from every dish of Bucatini all' Amatriciana sold at Jamie’s Italian restaurants.
  • The magician Dynamo brought a bit of magic to our Liverpool drop-in centre for refugees.
  • Kindness, Robert Plant, Scroobius Pip, Sierra Leone Allstars and Tinariwen all featured on the Long Road EP produced by Ethan Johns to help raise awareness of the plight of refugees through music.
  • Actor Mark Rylance received The Freedom of the City of London on behalf of the British Red Cross.
  • Strictly Come Dancing stars Aljaz and Janette supported our fundraising competition Dance: Make Your Move by recording a thank you to all those who took part.
  • Sir Trevor Brooking CBE lent his support to our sports first aid campaign encouraging amateur footballers to learn first aid skills.

Celebrity highlights 2015

  • Charlotte Hawkins, Katherine Kelly, Jools Oliver, Tamzin Outhwaite and Catherine Tyldesley supported our 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.

Past support

  • Angela Rippon highlighted the importance of legacy giving in radio interviews.
  • Dan Snow visited our archives to see his great grandmother’s wartime VAD records.
  • Sienna Miller donated to our First World War pop-up shop.
  • 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).
  • Victoria Beckham and David Beckham donated boxes of designer clothes to our charity shops to raise money after Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines in November 2013.
  • 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. 

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

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Be a Red Cross champion

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

020 7877 7524

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