Celebrity ambassadors and supporters

We're proud and grateful to have the support of a diverse group of ambassadors and dedicated supporters to help promote our work.

 

These include actors Jason Isaacs, Rebecca Front, Cush Jumbo and Alex Lawther, opera singer Nadine Benjamin and TV presenters Gary Lineker, JB Gill, Ben Fogle, Anita Rani and Riyadh Khalaf and singer Arlo Parks.

 

They help us ensure that millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes.

 

For more information, please contact Siân Merrylees:

t: 07956593111

e: smerrylees@redcross.org.uk 

Jason Isaacs

Actor Jason Isaacs continues to provide incredible support for our work, and our refugee-related projects in particular. He travelled with us to see our refugee support work in Italy and has met refugees at our Islington and Hackney centres.

Jason's support has included voice-overs for Red Cross films, fronting the Disaster and Emergency Committee's film on ITV for the Indonesian Appeal and so much more.

During the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, he and fellow Harry Potter star, Tom Felton, encouraged people to keep in touch with those self-isolating. And he even found time to launch our debut TikTok channel.

JB Gill

Ex-JLS star turned TV presenter and turkey farmer, JB Gill, travelled with us to Zimbabwe to raise awareness of the effects of climate change in some of the remotest regions. 

 

He’s also supported various campaigns including our plea for funds for our Cylone Idai Appeal and to help combat Ebola. 

JB Gill ploughs a field using cattle at the Red Cross farming school in Neshuro Village, Zimbabwe.
JB Gill standing in the garden at Neshuro District Hospital, Zimbabwe.

A former scout, JB also  champions our role in the Scout’s A Million Hands campaign, encouraging scouts to show how kindness can transform society. 

Most recently, he was Alex Holmes’ guest on the Time to Talk podcast, discussing our loneliness work, racism and fatherhood. 

Ben Fogle

In 2018, Ben summited Mount Everest, flying the flag for the British Red Cross. During a training trip to Nepal, he visited our earthquake prevention work and gave blood (for the first time) at a Nepalese Red Cross solar-powered blood bank. 

He was also on the ground with British Red Cross volunteers after the horrific Grenfell Tower Fire, and visited Mozambique with us, after a devastating cyclone. 

Arrow icon Why Ben and Victoria Pendleton tackled Mount Everest

Presenter Ben Fogle summits Mount Everest for the British Red Cross

A UN Patron of the Wilderness, Ben is keen to support our climate change initiatives.  Ben’s support is varied, and he gives his time generously. 

 

He’s volunteered at our Cheltenham Red Cross shop, met BRC fundraisers throughout the country at his book tours and helped encourage commuters to donate while volunteers sang carols at Baker St Tube Station in London.

Victoria Pendleton CBE

Former Olympian, Victoria, visited Nepal to see our earthquake prevention and resilience work while training for her attempted summit of Mount Everest in support of the British Red Cross.

 

She has starred in video clips to demonstrate simple first aid skills and fronted our first Miles for Refugees fundraising initiative.

Victoria Pendleton playing wheelchair basketball on a visit to Nepal.

Contact us

For more information, speak to our celebrity team.