Celebrity supporters

We're proud and grateful to have the support of famous volunteers to promote our work. 

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

Our celebrity ambassadors

Our ambassadors are appointed because they have shown a commitment to the British Red Cross through continued and consistent support.

Ben Fogle

Ben has visited our work in the UK, Nepal, and Mozambique.

He's also supported several UK campaigns including our ongoing coronavirus response and our call to get first aid on the school national curriculum.

In 2018, Ben climbed Mount Everest alongsie Victoria Pendleton, flying the flag for the British Red Cross.

Arrow icon Why Ben and Victoria Pendleton tackled Mount Everest

Ben Fogle helping to unload supplies from a truck during a visit to Mozambique in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai.

Ben is an award-winning broadcaster, adventurer and author.

He has rowed across the Atlantic, raced across Antarctica to the South Pole and crossed the deserts of the Empty Quarter in the Middle East.

He has presented numerous programmes for the BBC, ITV, C5 and Discovery, including the hit series New Lives in the Wild.

Victoria Pendleton CBE

Victoria tackled Mount Everest in support of the British Red Cross along with Ben Fogle, generating widespread media attention

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

Victoria Pendleton playing wheelchair basketball on a visit to Nepal.

Victoria is one of Great Britain's most successful female Olympians having won two Olympic gold medals and one silver.

The former track cyclist specialised in the sprint, team sprint and keirin disciplines. Since ending her cycling career, she has taken part in more sporting challenges including becoming a jockey.

Jason Isaacs

Jason travelled with to see Red Cross work to support refugees in Italy and has met young refugees at our Islington refugee centre.

He has provided voice-overs for brand films and fronted the DEC’s film on ITN for the Indonesian Appeal.

Jason is best known for playing Lucius Malfoy in the Harry Potter film series and Colonel William Tavington in The Patriot.

He also starred in the first season of Star Trek: Discovery. He stars in the Netflix series The OA and in recently released film, Hotel Mumbai.

JB Gill

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

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.

JB Gill shot to fame as a member of JLS, one of the UK’s biggest boy bands. Since the group split he has combined his career as a farmer with TV presenting.

He is the lead presenter of CBeebies show Down on the Farm and a presenter for Songs of Praise and Walks of Life.

His enthusiasm for farming life and knowledge of countryside issues has seen him regularly contribute to BBC’s Countryfile and Springwatch.

Our celebrity supporters

Gary Lineker, TV presenter and former footballer

Alex Lawther, actor

Dan Snow, historian and TV presenter

Amanda Redman, actor

Nadine Benjamin, opera singer

Rebecca Front, actor

Sharon Marshall, TV presenter

John Suchet, radio presenter

Richard Bacon, TV presenter

Contact us

For more information, speak to our celebrity team.