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Giving by Direct Debit

Making a regular gift through a paperless Direct Debit is the most efficient way to donate to the British Red Cross. It keeps our costs to a minimum whilst ensuring that we have a reliable source of income to fund long-term projects. Please complete this short, one-page form to start your regular gift to the British Red Cross.

Your name

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Your contact details

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We need your email address to confirm your direct debit. We will only send emails to this address if you opt-in below.

Address details

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Look up your address


Your full address


You can enter your postcode in the field above and our system will fill in your address below. If your address doesn't look correct, you can change it in the fields below.

You can also type your full address into the fields below, without using the address lookup.

Keeping in touch

As part of the Red Cross, we’d love to email you about how your gift is helping transform lives and how you can donate and help in other ways, as well as to keep you up to date with our news and services. You can change your mind at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in our emails.

Your donation

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Please tick the box below if you would like us to claim back the 25% tax you have paid on your gifts, increasing your donation amount to £2.50 at no extra cost to you! We need your home address in order to claim Gift Aid - please check your address details before submitting.

I understand that if I pay less income / capital gains tax than the amount of gift aid claimed on all my donations in the tax year in which they are received, it is my responsibility to pay any difference. Please remember to let us know of any changes in your personal circumstances that might affect your tax status, including changes to your name or address. To cancel this, email giftaidadministration@redcross.org.uk.

Please take my first gift on*

We must allow a minimum of 10 working days to set up your direct debit. If the first payment selected cannot be met, then your direct debit will be set up to commence on the same day the month following.

The details of your Direct Debit Instruction will be sent to you as soon as possible no later than 10 working days before the first collection.

Your bank account details

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In order to set up a Direct Debit instruction online, you must be the account holder of a personal bank or building society account. If you are not the only required signatory on your account or you would rather send us a paper version, please download a 'Postal donation form' from the previous page, fill it out and post it back to us.

Your donation details

The details of your Direct Debit Instruction will be sent to you as soon as possible no later than 10 working days before the first collection.

Reasons for giving

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This is important for us to be able to measure the effectiveness of our fundraising.

Your privacy


The British Red Cross (including BritCross Ltd) will collect data from you to process your donation, personalise your supporter experience or provide you with the goods or services you have requested. Personal details collected this way will only be used to provide you with information you would reasonably expect or have agreed to. To see what this may include read more.

This may include using your data, in combination with public data sources, to analyse, research and profile our donor base, so that our marketing communications with you and others are appropriate and cost-effective. You can withdraw your consent to us using your data in this way at any time by contacting our Supporter Care team on 0300 456 1155 or by e-mailing Supportercare@redcross.org.uk. We promise to make all reasonable efforts to keep your details secure and will only share them with suppliers working on our behalf. Except as required by law, we will never share your details with other organisations to use for their own purposes. For full details, see our Privacy Policy online or contact our Supporter Care team.

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