Bradbury Foundation

Our work with the Bradbury Foundation

Woman sits in a wheelchair and smiles as she is escorted by a British Red Cross volunteer who is also smiling.

Mobility aids volunteer delivering a wheelchair.

Bertram Walter Bradbury (1885 – 1970) made his fortune as an entrepreneur in Hong Kong.

During the Second World War, he was interned in Hong Kong by the Japanese army. 

As a prisoner, he received food parcels from the Red Cross. This support made a lasting impression on him.

In the 1960s, he founded the Bradbury Foundation. This charitable trust was created to help elderly and underprivileged people.

The Foundation’s relationship with the Red Cross began in the early 1970s. At this time the Foundation supported the work of the Hong Kong Red Cross.

Since 1991 the Foundation has backed over 20 British Red Cross building projects. Most recently, it helped to establish a hub for the distribution of mobility aids in the UK.

With the Bradbury Foundation’s support, we’ve helped thousands of vulnerable people around the country.



If you represent a charitable trust or a statutory funder and want to find out more about our work or to make a donation, please contact Sophie Kosky-Hensman.