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 16/07/2018

Ashfield NG17
Babergh CO10
Barnet NW11
Barnsley S63, S70
Basingstoke and Deane RG23
Bassetlaw DN22
Blaenau Gwent NP22
Bradford BD15
Bradford Metropolitan District Council BD8
Braintree CM7
Breckland NR17
Bridgend CF32, CF34, CF35, CF36
Bromley BR1, BR2
Caerphilly CF82, NP12, NP24
Calderdale OL14
Cambridge CB2, CB3, CB4
Cambridge City Council CB1
Cardiff CF10, CF11, CF15, CF23, CF24, CF3, CF5
Cardiff City Council CF14
Cherwell OX16
Cheshire East WA16
City & County of Swansea SA2, SA5, SA6, SA7
Colchester Borough Council CO1, CO2, CO4
Cornwall EX23, PL14
Coventry CV6
Croydon CR5
Dumfries & Galloway Council DG1 1, DG1 2, DG1 3, DG1 4, DG10 9, DG11 1, DG11 2, DG11 3, DG12 5, DG12 6, DG13 0, DG14 0, DG16 5, DG2 0, DG2 7, DG2 8, DG2 9, DG3 4, DG3 5, DG4 6, DG5 4, DG6 4, DG7 1, DG7 2, DG7 3, DG8 0, DG8 6, DG8 7, DG8 8, DG8 9, DG9 0, DG9 7, DG9 8, DG9 9
East Devon EX10, EX14, EX4, EX4, EX4, EX4, EX4, EX4
East Dunbartonshire Council G61 1, G61 2, G61 3, G61 4, G62 6, G62 7, G62 8, G64 1, G64 2, G64 3, G64 4, G66 1, G66 2, G66 3, G66 4, G66 5, G66 7, G66 8
East Staffordshire Borough Council DE14
Exeter EX1, EX1, EX1, EX2, EX2, EX2, EX2, EX3, EX3
Gosport PO12
Harborough LE16
Haringey N22
Harrow HA1, HA7
High Peak SK13
Highland Council IV1 1, IV1 3, IV10 8, IV11 8, IV13 7, IV14 9, IV15 9, IV16 9, IV17 0, IV18 0, IV19 1, IV20 1, IV21 2, IV22 2, IV23 2, IV24 3, IV25 3, IV26 2, IV27 4, IV28 3, IV3 5, IV3 8, IV4 7, IV40 8, IV41 8, IV42 8, IV43 8, IV44 8, IV45 8, IV46 8, IV47 8, IV48 8, IV49 9, IV5 7, IV51 9, IV52 8, IV53 8, IV54 8, IV55 8, IV56 8, IV6 7, IV63 6, IV63 7, IV7 8, IV8 8, IV9 8, KW1 4, KW1 5, KW10 6, KW11 6, KW12 6, KW13 6, KW14 7, KW14 8, KW2 6, KW3 6, KW5 6, KW6 6, KW7 6, KW8 6, KW9 6, PA80 5, PH19 1, PH20 1, PH21 1, PH22 1, PH23 3, PH24 3, PH25 3, PH26 3, PH30 4, PH31 4, PH32 4, PH33 6, PH33 7, PH34 4, PH35 4, PH36 4, PH37 4, PH38 4, PH39 4, PH40 4, PH41 2, PH41 4, PH42 4, PH43 4, PH44 4, PH49 4, PH50 4
Kerrier District Council TR10 9, TR11 5, TR12 6, TR12 7, TR13 0, TR13 8, TR13 9, TR14 0, TR14 7, TR14 8, TR14 9, TR15 1, TR15 2, TR15 3, TR16 4, TR16 5, TR16 6, TR3 7
Kirklees Metropolitan Council HD3
Knowsley L10, L32
Leeds LS28
Leeds City Council LS15
Leicester LE2
Liverpool L19
London Borough Of Barnet Council NW4
London Borough Of Bexley Council DA14
London Borough Of Brent Council NW6
London Borough Of Camden Council N6
London Borough Of Ealing Council UB1, W3
London Borough Of Hammersmith And Fulham Council W6
London Borough Of Haringey Council N8
London Borough Of Harrow Council HA2
London Borough Of Havering Council RM12
London Borough Of Hounslow Council TW4
London Borough Of Islington Council N19
London Borough Of Lambeth Council SE27, SW2, SW9
London Borough Of Lewisham Council SE23, SE8
London Borough Of Merton Council SM4
London Borough Of Redbridge Council IG6
London Borough Of Richmond Upon Thames Council SW13, TW1, TW12
London Borough Of Southwark Council SE15, SE17, SE22
London Borough Of Sutton Council SM5
London Borough Of Waltham Forest Council E10, E17
Manchester M21, M8
Merthyr Tydfil CF47
Monmouthshire NP15, NP7
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council SA8, SA9
Newport NP18
North Cornwall District Council PL29 3, PL30 3, PL30 4, PL30 5, PL31 1, PL31 2, PL32 9, PL33 9, PL34 0, PL35 0
North Devon Council EX33 1, EX33 2, EX34 0, EX34 7, EX34 8, EX34 9, EX35 6, EX36 3, EX36 4, EX37 9
North Lanarkshire Council G33 6, G65 0, G65 9, G67 1, G67 2, G67 3, G67 4, G68 0, G68 9, G69 0, G69 8, G69 9, G71 5, G71 6, ML1 1, ML1 2, ML1 3, ML1 4, ML1 5, ML4 1, ML4 2, ML4 3, ML5 1, ML5 2, ML5 3, ML5 4, ML5 5, ML6 0, ML6 6, ML6 7, ML6 8, ML6 9, ML7 4, ML7 5
Oldham OL8
Oxford City Council OX3 0, OX3 7, OX3 8, OX3 9, OX4 1, OX4 2, OX4 3, OX4 4, OX4 6, OX4 7
Plymouth PL6, PL6, PL6, PL6
Plymouth City Council PL9 7, PL9 8, PL9 9
Portsmouth PO4
Powys NP8
Preston PR4
Redbridge IG3, IG8
Rhondda Cynon Taf CF38, CF39, CF44
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council OL11
Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea W14
Sheffield S11
South Ayrshire Council KA10 6, KA10 7, KA19 7, KA19 8, KA2 9, KA26 0, KA26 9, KA5 5, KA6 5, KA6 6, KA7 1, KA7 2, KA7 3, KA7 4, KA8 0, KA8 8, KA8 9, KA9 1, KA9 2
South Hams District Council PL21 0, PL21 9, PL7 5, PL8 1, PL8 2, PL9 0, TQ10 9, TQ6 0, TQ6 9
St. Helens WA11
Stoke-on-Trent ST6
Suffolk Coastal IP12, IP13
Swindon Borough Council SN1 1, SN1 2, SN1 3, SN1 4, SN1 5, SN1 7, SN2 1, SN2 2, SN2 5, SN2 7, SN2 8, SN25 1, SN25 2, SN25 3, SN25 4, SN25 5, SN25 6, SN26 7, SN26 8, SN3 1, SN3 2, SN3 3, SN3 4, SN3 5, SN3 6, SN4 0, SN4 9, SN5 5, SN5 6, SN5 7, SN5 8, SN6 7
Taunton Deane TA1
Torbay Council TQ4
Tower Hamlets E14
Trafford M32
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council M33
Vale of Glamorgan CF61, CF64, CF71
Vale of White Horse District Council OX13 5, OX13 6, OX14 1, OX14 2, OX14 3, OX14 4, OX14 5, OX2 9, SN6 8, SN7 7, SN7 8
Warrington WA4
Warwick CV32
West Berkshire RG14
West Devon Borough Council EX20 1, EX20 2, EX20 3, EX20 4, PL16 0
Western Isles HS1 2, HS2 0, HS2 9, HS3 3, HS4 3, HS5 3, HS6 5, HS7 5, HS8 5, HS9 5
Wigan WN7
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council M29, WN4
Winchester City Council S20
Wirral Metropolitan Borough Council CH42, CH60, CH61, CH62, CH63, CH64
Wrexham LL11, LL13, LL14
Wrexham County Borough Council LL12

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