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Impact of the Tiffany Circle

The Tiffany Circle supports the most vulnerable people in the most vulnerable places.

People living in countries at risk of natural disaster or conflict

The poorest and most vulnerable communities suffer the most from disasters and climate change, but they have the least capacity to recover or adapt. We can save lives by helping people to be more prepared. When you spend £1 helping people in disaster-prone areas, it is four times more cost-effective than helping the same people recover in the wake of an emergency [1].

Women and girls around the world

Women and children are most likely to die during disasters. Every two minutes, a woman dies of pregnancy-related complications [2]. We also know that when women and girls earn money, they reinvest 90 per cent of it into their families (versus 30-40 per cent for men [3]). We believe in the power of women. Women are the gateway to improving the health and prosperity of communities, starting with their own children and families.

Refugees and victims of trafficking in the UK

In 2015, the number of people forced to leave their homes through conflict and persecution passed 60 million for the first time since the Second World War [4]. The British Red Cross is now the largest provider of support to refugees in the UK. We want to support all refugees and victims of trafficking to rebuild their lives with dignity. We also want to ensure that their voices are heard.

Our impact

Since it was founded in 2012, Tiffany Circle in the UK has raised over £1.5 million for the British Red Cross.

Here are some of the projects they have made an impact on.

A young woman in Nepal smiles as she holds a baby on her knee

Nepal | Preparing for emergencies

The Tiffany Circle is helping 54,000 people living in vulnerable, rural communities to earn a living, use life-saving hygiene techniques and cope in the early warning stages of a disaster.

Close-up of woman leaning against a door at a refugee centre

UK | Giving hope to trafficked people

Members are supporting people who have been trafficked by helping the Red Cross to focus on prevention, awareness, protection, accommodation, casework support and reuniting families in the UK. 

Laughing baby being lifted up by a woman

Myanmar | Helping mothers and children have a healthy start

In a country where pregnant women, mothers and young children often face huge health risks, Tiffany Circle support has helped the British Red Cross work with local midwives to make life safer for mothers and their families.

Two Red Cross volunteers fill a water point in Timor Leste

Timor Leste | Improving health

Members are supporting one of the world’s poorest nations tackle threats to their communities. Local Red Cross volunteers are empowering people in vulnerable areas to improve their health and safeguard their families’ livelihoods.

Emmanuel Koech, 13, smiling as he washes his hands at Tebeswet primary school.

Kenya | Giving the gift of clean water 

With support from the Tiffany Circle, the British Red Cross is working with the Kenya Red Cross to help 155,000 people access safe sources of water and adequate sanitation. The health benefits will change lives, allowing people to pursue education and helping to break the cycle of poverty.

A Red Cross first aider in South Africa carries a child

South Africa | Brighter futures

Tiffany Circle members have helped to transform the lives of the most vulnerable people and communities affected by HIV and TB.

They have also supported women and children affected by gender-based violence.

General funding

Members have also funded the breadth of Red Cross work by supporting the organisation with vital general funds. This gives the Red Cross the flexibility to always be ready to respond, wherever the need is greatest.

[1] National Institute of Building Sciences, "National Hazard Mitigation Saves: An independent study to assess the future savings of mitigation activities," summary version 2005
[2] Trends in maternal mortality: 1990 to 2010 United Nations Population Fund
[3] World Food Programme
[4] Home Office, Immigration Statistics, Oct to Dec 2015; UNHCR mid-year report 2015; Office for National Statistics (mid 2013).

More information

If you’d like any more information about these programmes or how Tiffany Circle members are able to direct their support, please get in touch:



It’s incredible that from nothing, so many women are now engaged in the philanthropic work of the Tiffany Circle and are helping vulnerable women and children all over the world. I am so proud to be a member!


More information

Download the Tiffany Circle brochure and our 2015-16 Year in Review