Our fundraisers

Your questions about our street, telephone and door-to-door fundraisers

Why do you use people on the street or knocking on doors to raise funds for the British Red Cross?

It’s one of the most cost-effective ways to bring new supporters on board. 

It gives people the chance to gain a real understanding of the British Red Cross through asking questions about our work.

Hundreds of thousands of people choose to support us in this way.

We expect the highest standards from our fundraisers and provide them with bespoke training. We also monitor our fundraising campaigns closely to ensure that our representatives adhere to the Code of Fundraising practice and associated rulebook for street and door-to-door fundraising set out by the Fundraising Regulator and the Institute of Fundraising.

Do you have a comment about one of our fundraisers? Contact us on 0300 456 1155.

Why does the British Red Cross use telephone fundraisers?

We do this to welcome and thank our supporters, as well as to keep them updated about our work and the ways they can help further.

These calls are carried out either by members of British Red Cross staff or by agencies employed to work on our behalf. 

We expect the highest standards from our fundraisers and provide them with bespoke training. We also monitor our fundraising campaigns closely to ensure that our representatives adhere to the Code of Fundraising practice. 

How do I know if a British Red Cross fundraiser is genuine?

All fundraisers carry our most up-to-date information packs. They’re also easy to recognise:

Street fundraisers

  • wear a red jacket, hooded jumper or T-shirt with British Red Cross branding
  • display a British Red Cross identification badge with their name and photo.

Door-to-door fundraisers

  • carry a British Red Cross or agency ID card with their name, photo, ID number and details of the agency they work for
  • wear a tabard, shirt, jacket or gilet with a British Red Cross logo, and carry a letter of authority from the British. Red Cross.

Private site fundraisers (includes shopping centres, events, retail stores)

  • display a British Red Cross or agency identification badge with their name, photo, ID number and details of the agency they work for
  • do their fundraising near a British Red Cross stand.

Telephone fundraisers

It’s also easy to know if you’re speaking to a genuine telephone fundraiser:

  • they’ll only call if you’ve given permission to be contacted this way
  • at the start of the conversation, they’ll say their name. They’ll also tell you they’re calling on behalf of the British Red Cross and if they work for an agency
  • they will be calling to talk to you about a recent gift you have made or about an ongoing regular gift that you have
  • they will be able to tell you some details about yourself that they would not know if they were not working for us.

If you have any concerns and want to check the legitimacy of the caller, please call our Supporter Care team on 0300 456 1155 or email supportercare@redcross.org.uk. They’ll be happy to check whether you were called by someone working on our behalf.

Where can I find details on where your fundraisers are working?

Our fundraisers operate all over the UK. They work all year round. To find out where they’re working this week, please see the lists below.

If you come across a fundraiser in an area that isn’t listed, don’t worry. Sometimes our fundraisers cross over into a different area by mistake. 

If you need reassurance that a fundraiser is legitimate, please contact our supporter care team on 0300 456 1155 or email supportercare@redcross.org.uk.

Door-to-door fundraisers

They’ll be working in the locations listed below by region and district council:

Week commencing 25/06/2018

Aberdeen City Council AB10, AB10, AB10, AB11, AB11, AB11, AB11, AB11, AB12, AB13, AB15, AB15, AB15, AB15, AB15, AB15, AB16, AB16, AB16, AB21, AB22, AB24, AB24, AB24, AB24, AB24, AB25, AB25, AB25
Argyll and Bute G83, G84, G84, G84, G84, PA20, PA20, PA21, PA22, PA23, PA23, PA24, PA25, PA26, PA27, PA28, PA29, PA30, PA31, PA32, PA33, PA34, PA34, PA35, PA36, PA37, PA38, PA41, PA42, PA43, PA44, PA45, PA46, PA47, PA48, PA49, PA60, PA61, PA62, PA63, PA64, PA65, PA66, PA67, PA68, PA69, PA70, PA71, PA72, PA73, PA74, PA75, PA76, PA77, PA78
Bacup OL13
Barnet NW11
Basingstoke and Deane RG26
Bexley DA17, DA7
Bilborough NG8
Blaenau Gwent NP22, NP23
Bradford BD13, BD4
Brent HA3
Bridgend CF33, CF36
Broadland NR11
Bromley BR3, BR5, BR6
Burnley BB12
Caerphilly CF81, CF82
Calderdale OL14
Cambridge 2 CB4
Cardiff CF10, CF11, CF23, CF24, CF5
Carmarthenshire SA14, SA15, SA4
Ceredigion SY23, SY23, SY25
Chesterfield S40
Christchurch BH23
Clipstone NG21
Cullompton EX15
Doncaster DN3
East Devon EX5, EX5, EX5, EX5
East Hampshire PO8
East Renfrewshire Council G44, G46, G46, G76, G76, G76, G77, G77, G78, G78, G78, G78
East Riding of Yorkshire DN14
East Staffordshire DE15
Ellesmere Port CH41, CH66
Exeter EX1, EX1, EX1, EX2, EX2, EX2, EX2, EX3, EX3
Glasgow City Council G1, G1, G1, G1, G1, G11, G11, G11, G12, G12, G12, G13, G13, G13, G13, G14, G14, G15, G15, G15, G2, G2, G2, G2, G2, G2, G2, G2, G20, G20, G20, G20, G20, G21, G21, G21, G21, G22, G22, G22, G23, G3, G3, G3, G31, G31, G31, G31, G31, G32, G32, G32, G32, G32, G33, G33, G33, G33, G33, G34, G34, G4, G4, G40, G40, G40, G40, G41, G41, G41, G41, G41, G42, G42, G42, G42, G43, G43, G44, G44, G45, G45, G46, G5, G5, G5, G51, G51, G51, G51, G52, G52, G52, G53, G53, G53, G69, G69
Gravesham District Council DA11, DA11, DA11, DA11, DA12, DA12, DA12, DA12, DA12, DA13, DA13, ME3
Gwynedd LL40, LL56
Havering RM3
Highland Council IV1, IV1, IV10, IV11, IV12, IV12, IV13, IV14, IV15, IV16, IV17, IV18, IV19, IV2, IV2, IV2, IV2, IV2, IV20, IV21, IV22, IV23, IV24, IV25, IV26, IV27, IV28, IV3, IV3, IV4, IV40, IV41, IV42, IV43, IV44, IV45, IV46, IV47, IV48, IV49, IV5, IV51, IV52, IV53, IV54, IV55, IV56, IV6, IV63, IV63, IV7, IV8, IV9, KW1, KW1, KW10, KW11, KW12, KW13, KW14, KW14, KW2, KW3, KW5, KW6, KW7, KW8, KW9, PA80, PH19, PH20, PH21, PH22, PH23, PH24, PH25, PH26, PH30, PH31, PH32, PH33, PH33, PH34, PH35, PH36, PH37, PH38, PH39, PH40, PH41, PH41, PH42, PH43, PH44, PH49, PH50
Hillingdon UB3
Hounslow TW3
Kirklees WF12
Leicester LE3
Liverpool L11, L7
London Borough Of Barking And Dagenham Council RM10
London Borough Of Barnet Council HA8, NW2, NW4
London Borough Of Brent Council NW6
London Borough Of Bromley Council BR2
London Borough Of Camden Council N6
London Borough Of Ealing Council UB1, W5
London Borough Of Enfield Council N13
London Borough Of Hackney Council E5
London Borough Of Hammersmith And Fulham Council SW6
London Borough Of Havering Council RM12
London Borough Of Hillingdon Council UB8
London Borough Of Lambeth Council SW9
London Borough Of Redbridge Council IG4
London Borough Of Richmond Upon Thames Council TW10, TW12
London Borough Of Southwark Council SE15, SE16
London Borough Of Tower Hamlets Council E2
Luton LU1
Manchester M13
Merthyr Tydfil CF47, CF48
Mid Devon EX15, EX15, EX15, EX15, EX16, EX16, EX16, EX16, EX16, EX17, EX17
Mid Suffolk IP21, IP22
Midlothian Council EH18, EH19, EH19, EH20, EH22, EH22, EH22, EH22, EH22, EH23, EH24, EH25, EH26, EH26, EH26, EH37
Milton Keynes MK5
Monmouthshire NP15, NP7
Moray Council AB37, AB38, AB38, AB55, AB55, AB55, AB56, AB56, AB56, IV30, IV30, IV30, IV30, IV30, IV31, IV32, IV36, IV36, IV36
Neath Port Talbot SA8
New Forest BH25, SO41
Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council CW3, ST7, ST7, ST7, TF9
Newport NP18, NP19
North Ayrshire Council KA11, KA11, KA11, KA11, KA11, KA12, KA12, KA12, KA13, KA13, KA14, KA15, KA15, KA20, KA20, KA21, KA21, KA22, KA22, KA23, KA24, KA24, KA25, KA25, KA27, KA28, KA29, KA30, KA30, PA17
North Devon EX18
North Norfolk NR28
Nuneaton and Bedworth CV11
Pendle BB18, BB9
Perth & Kinross Council DD2, KY13, KY13, KY13, PH1, PH1, PH1, PH1, PH1, PH10, PH10, PH11, PH13, PH14, PH15, PH16, PH17, PH18, PH2, PH2, PH2, PH2, PH2, PH3, PH4, PH5, PH6, PH7, PH7, PH8, PH9
Powys NP8, SA9, SY16, SY21
Reading, Thatcham RG19
Redbridge IG8
Rhondda Cynon Taf CF39, CF43
Rotherham S26
Royal Borough Of Greenwich Council SE3
Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea W11, W14
Rugby CV21
Salford M5, M50
SCOTLAND - Edinburgh City Council EH1, EH1, EH1, EH10, EH10, EH10, EH10, EH11, EH11, EH11, EH11, EH12, EH12, EH12, EH12, EH12, EH12, EH13, EH13, EH14, EH14, EH14, EH14, EH14, EH14, EH14, EH15, EH15, EH15, EH16, EH16, EH16, EH17, EH17, EH2, EH2, EH2, EH2, EH28, EH29, EH3, EH3, EH3, EH3, EH3, EH30, EH4, EH4, EH4, EH4, EH4, EH4, EH4, EH4, EH5, EH5, EH5, EH6, EH6, EH6, EH6, EH6, EH7, EH7, EH7, EH8, EH8, EH8, EH9, EH9, EH9
Selby YO8
Sheffield S6
Shropshire SY8
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Coun B36, B36, B37, B37, B37, B40, B90, B90, B90, B90, B91, B91, B91, B92, B92, B92, B92, B93, B93, B93, B94
South Norfolk NR34
South Staffordshire County Council DY3, DY7, DY7, WS6, WS6, WV10, WV5, WV5, WV5, WV6, WV8, WV8
Stockport SK5, SK7
Sutton SM2
Swansea SA2, SA3, SA5, SA6, SA7
Tameside SK14, SK16
Torridge EX19
Tower Hamlets E14
Vale of Glamorgan CF61, CF71
Wellingborough NN9
West Devon EX20, EX20, EX20
West Dunbartonshire Council G60, G81, G81, G81, G81, G81, G81, G82, G82, G82, G82, G82, G83, G83, G83
Wigan WN4
Winchester PO7

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