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 23/04/2018

Argyll and Bute G83 7, G84 0, G84 7, G84 8, G84 9, PA20 0, PA20 9, PA21 2, PA22 3, PA23 7, PA23 8, PA24 8, PA25 8, PA26 8, PA27 8, PA28 6, PA29 6, PA30 8, PA31 8, PA32 8, PA33 1, PA34 4, PA34 5, PA35 1, PA36 4, PA37 1, PA38 4, PA41 7, PA42 7, PA43 7, PA44 7, PA45 7, PA46 7, PA47 7, PA48 7, PA49 7, PA60 7, PA61 7, PA62 6, PA63 6, PA64 6, PA65 6, PA66 6, PA67 6, PA68 6, PA69 6, PA70 6, PA71 6, PA72 6, PA73 6, PA74 6, PA75 6, PA76 6, PA77 6, PA78 6
Bath and North East Somerset Council BA1 7, BA2 5, BA3 4, BA1 6
Bristol City Council BS1 1, BS1 2, BS1 3, BS1 4, BS1 5, BS1 6, BS10 5, BS10 6, BS10 7, BS11 0, BS11 9, BS13 0, BS13 7, BS13 8, BS13 9, BS14 0, BS14 8, BS14 9, BS15 1, BS16 2, BS16 4, BS2 0, BS2 8, BS2 9, BS3 1, BS3 2, BS3 3, BS3 5, BS4 1, BS4 3, BS4 4, BS5 0, BS5 7, BS5 8, BS6 6, BS6 7, BS7 0, BS7 8, BS7 9, BS8 1, BS8 3, BS8 4, BS9 1, BS9 3, BS9 4, BS8 2, BS4 5, BS6 5, BS9 2, BS3 4, BS4 2, BS5 6
Canterbury District Council CT1 1, CT1 2, CT1 3, CT2 0, CT2 7, CT2 8, CT2 9, CT3 4, CT4 5, CT4 6, CT4 7, CT5 1, CT5 2, CT5 3, CT5 4, CT6 5, CT6 6, CT6 7, CT6 8
Cardiff City Council CF11 8, CF23 8
Cheltenham Borough Council GL51 9, GL51 3, GL51 7, GL51 8, GL50 1, GL50 3, GL50 4, GL51 6, GL50 2
Copeland Borough Council CA18 1, CA19 1, CA20 1, CA21 2, CA22 2, CA23 3, CA24 3, CA25 5, CA26 3, CA27 0, CA28 6, CA28 7, CA28 8, CA28 9, LA18 4, LA18 5, LA19 5
Cotswold Council GL7 2, GL7 4, GL7 5, GL7 7, GL7 6, GL7 3
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 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
Fife Council DD6 8, DD6 9, FK10 4, KY1 1, KY1 2, KY1 3, KY1 4, KY10 2, KY10 3, KY11 1, KY11 2, KY11 3, KY11 4, KY11 7, KY11 8, KY11 9, KY12 0, KY12 7, KY12 8, KY12 9, KY14 6, KY14 7, KY15 4, KY15 5, KY15 7, KY16 0, KY16 8, KY16 9, KY2 5, KY2 6, KY3 0, KY3 9, KY4 0, KY4 8, KY4 9, KY5 0, KY5 8, KY5 9, KY6 1, KY6 2, KY6 3, KY7 4, KY7 5, KY7 6, KY8 1, KY8 2, KY8 3, KY8 4, KY8 5, KY8 6, KY9 1
Forest of Dean District Council GL14 2, GL14 1, GL15 4, GL15 5, GL15 6, GL16 7, GL17 0
Gloucester City Council GL2 5
Haringey Council N17 0, N17 6, N17 7, N17 8, N17 9, N15 4, N15 5, N15 6
Herefordshire Council HR1 1, HR1 2, HR1 3, HR1 4, HR2 0, HR2 6, HR2 7, HR2 8, HR2 9, HR3 6, HR4 0, HR4 7, HR4 8, HR4 9, HR5 3, HR6 0, HR6 8, HR6 9, HR7 4, HR8 1, HR8 2, HR9 5, HR9 6, HR9 7, SY8 4, WR13 5
Highland Council IV1 1, IV1 3, IV10 8, IV11 8, IV12 4, IV12 5, IV13 7, IV14 9, IV15 9, IV16 9, IV17 0, IV18 0, IV19 1, IV2 3, IV2 4, IV2 5, IV2 6, IV2 7, 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
Leicester City Council LE5
Lichfield B78 3, B79 9, WS13 6, WS13 7, WS13 8, WS14 0, WS14 9, WS15 3, WS15 4, WS7 0, WS7 1, WS7 2, WS7 3, WS7 4, WS7 9
London Borough of Barnet N14 5, N12 0, N12 9
London Borough of Enfield N14 6, N14 7
Mendip District Council BA5 2, BA11 1
Milton Keynes MK15, MK3
Monmouthshire Council NP7 7
Newark and Sherwood District Council NG24
Newport Council CF3 2, NP18 1, NP18 2, NP18 3, NP19 0, NP19 4, NP19 9, NP20 1, NP20 2, NP20 3, NP20 5, NP20 6, NP20 7, NP10 0, NP10 9, NP10 8
North Somerset Council BS22 8, BS21 5, BS40 9, BS40 5, BS22 6, BS22 9, BS23 3, BS29 6, BS24 7, BS25 5, BS23 4, BS24 8, BS25 1, BS20 6, BS20 8, BS21 7, BS22 7, BS24 0, BS24 9, BS48 2
North Tyneside Metropolitan Council NE12 5, NE12 6, NE12 7
North Wiltshire District Council SN5 3, SN14 7, SN15 5, SN15 2, SN15 4, SN13 8, SN13 0, SN13 9, SN11 8, SN11 0, SN14 0
Northampton NN2
SCOTLAND - Edinburgh City Council EH1 1, EH1 2, EH1 3, EH10 4, EH10 5, EH10 6, EH10 7, EH11 1, EH11 2, EH11 3, EH11 4, EH12 0, EH12 5, EH12 6, EH12 7, EH12 8, EH12 9, EH13 0, EH13 9, EH14 1, EH14 2, EH14 3, EH14 4, EH14 5, EH14 6, EH14 7, EH15 1, EH15 2, EH15 3, EH16 4, EH16 5, EH16 6, EH17 7, EH17 8, EH2 1, EH2 2, EH2 3, EH2 4, EH28 8, EH29 9, EH3 5, EH3 6, EH3 7, EH3 8, EH3 9, EH30 9, EH4 1, EH4 2, EH4 3, EH4 4, EH4 5, EH4 6, EH4 7, EH4 8, EH5 1, EH5 2, EH5 3, EH6 4, EH6 5, EH6 6, EH6 7, EH6 8, EH7 4, EH7 5, EH7 6, EH8 7, EH8 8, EH8 9, EH9 1, EH9 2, EH9 3
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 Gloucestershire District Council BS32 8, BS37 9, BS35 2, BS16 3, BS34 5, BS37 5, BS37 7, BS32 0
South Lakeland District Council LA10 5, LA11 6, LA11 7, LA12 0, LA12 7, LA12 8, LA12 9, LA17 7, LA20 6, LA21 8, LA22 0, LA22 9, LA23 1, LA23 2, LA23 3, LA6 1, LA6 2, LA7 7, LA8 0, LA8 8, LA8 9, LA9 4, LA9 5, LA9 6, LA9 7
South Shropshire Council DY14 0, DY14 8, SY6 6, SY6 7, SY7 9, SY8 1, SY8 2, SY8 3, SY9 5
South Somerset District Council BA20 1, BA20 2, BA21 3, BA21 4, BA21 5, BA22 7, BA22 8, BA22 9, BA7 7, BA8 0, BA9 8, BA9 9, DT9 5, TA10 0, TA10 9, TA11 6, TA11 7, TA12 6, TA13 5, TA14 6, TA15 6, TA16 5, TA17 8, TA18 7, TA18 8, TA19 0, TA19 9, TA20 1, TA20 2, TA20 3, TA20 4, BA10 0
Stirling Council FK15 0, FK15 9, FK16 6, FK17 8, FK18 8, FK19 8, FK20 8, FK21 8, FK7 0, FK7 7, FK7 8, FK7 9, FK8 1, FK8 2, FK8 3, FK9 4, FK9 5, G63 0, G63 9
Stoke On Trent City Council ST4
Stroud District Council GL13 9, GL5 4, GL5 1, GL5 3, GL10 3, GL12 7, GL2 2, GL2 4, GL6 7, GL6 8, GL6 9, GL11 4, GL11 5
Swindon Borough Council SN25 1, SN25 2, SN25 3, SN3 6, SN3 4, SN3 5, SN3 1, SN5 5, SN5 6, SN1 5, SN1 3, SN3 2, SN25 5, SN25 6, SN26 8
Taunton Deane Borough Council TA1 2, TA1 3, TA1 4, TA1 5, TA21 0, TA21 8, TA21 9, TA3 5, TA3 6, TA3 7, TA4 1, TA4 2, TA4 3
Tewkesbury Council GL51 4, GL3 1, GL3 2, GL52 7, GL52 8, GL52 9, GL2 7
Vale of White Horse District Council SN7 8
Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council B43 7, B74 3, WS1 1, WS1 2, WS1 3, WS1 4, WS10 7, WS10 8, WS2 0, WS2 7, WS2 8, WS2 9, WS3 1, WS3 2, WS3 3, WS3 4, WS3 5, WS4 1, WS4 2, WS5 3, WS8 6, WS8 7, WS9 0, WS9 8, WS9 9, WV12 4, WV12 5, WV13 1, WV13 2
Wansbeck District Council NE62 5, NE63 0, NE63 8, NE63 9
West Somerset Council TA22 9, TA23 0, TA24 5, TA24 6, TA24 7, TA24 8, TA4 4
West Wiltshire District Council SN12 7
Bridgend CF31, CF33, CF36
Calderdale HX2
Cheshire West and Chester CH65, CH66
Cornwall EX23, EX23, PL15, PL15
Coventry CV6
Derbyshire Dales DE4
East Devon EX4, EX4, EX4, EX4, EX4, EX4, EX5, EX5, EX5, EX5
Exeter EX1, EX1, EX1, EX2, EX2, EX2, EX2, EX3, EX3
Halton WA8
Kirklees BD19, HD5
Leeds LS6
Leicester LE3, LE5
Liverpool L13, L27, L3, L5
Merthyr Tydfil CF47, CF48
Neath Port Talbot SA10, SA12, SA13
North Dorset DT10, DT10, DT10, DT11, DT11, DT11, DT11, DT11, DT11
Northampton NN3
Rhondda Cynon Taf CF38, CF43
Rotherham S61
Sheffield S11
Solihull B92
St. Helens WA10, WA12, WA9
Swansea SA2, SA3, SA6, SA7
Torfaen NP44
Vale of Glamorgan CF62, CF71
Wakefield WF5
West Dorset DT1, DT2, DT2, DT2, DT2, DT2, DT2, DT8, DT8
West Lancashire L40
Wirral CH44, CH45, CH62

Got a question about our street, telephone and door-to-door fundraisers fundraisers?

Phone:

0300 456 1155

Do you want to organise your own fundraising event or raise money for us in your spare time?

Phone:

0300 456 1005