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 18/06/2018

Aberdeen City Council AB10 1, AB10 6, AB10 7, AB11 5, AB11 6, AB11 7, AB11 8, AB11 9, AB12 3, AB13 0, AB15 4, AB15 5, AB15 6, AB15 7, AB15 8, AB15 9, AB16 5, AB16 6, AB16 7, AB21 9, AB22 8, AB24 1, AB24 2, AB24 3, AB24 4, AB24 5, AB25 1, AB25 2, AB25 3
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
Bacup OL13
Barry CF63
Bexley DA16
Blaenau Gwent NP23
Boston PE21
Bournemouth BH1
Bracknell Forest GU47
Bradford BD21, BD4
Bridgend CF36
Broadland NR6
Bromley SE20
Calderdale OL14
Cambridge CB4
Cardiff CF10, CF11, CF23, CF24, CF3, CF5
Carmarthenshire SA14, SA15
Charnwood LE7
Cheadle SK8
Cheshire East SK9
City Of Westminster Council W9
Coventry CV6
Craven BD22
Croydon CR0
Doncaster DN12, DN3
East Devon EX14, EX4, EX5
East Renfrewshire Council G44 3, G46 6, G46 7, G76 0, G76 7, G76 8, G77 5, G77 6, G78 1, G78 2, G78 3, G78 4
East Riding of Yorkshire HU6
Enfield EN2
Exeter EX1
Flintshire CH8
Glasgow City Council G1 1, G1 2, G1 3, G1 4, G1 5, G11 5, G11 6, G11 7, G12 0, G12 8, G12 9, G13 1, G13 2, G13 3, G13 4, G14 0, G14 9, G15 6, G15 7, G15 8, G2 1, G2 2, G2 3, G2 4, G2 5, G2 6, G2 7, G2 8, G20 0, G20 6, G20 7, G20 8, G20 9, G21 1, G21 2, G21 3, G21 4, G22 5, G22 6, G22 7, G23 5, G3 6, G3 7, G3 8, G31 1, G31 2, G31 3, G31 4, G31 5, G32 0, G32 6, G32 7, G32 8, G32 9, G33 1, G33 2, G33 3, G33 4, G33 5, G34 0, G34 9, G4 0, G4 9, G40 1, G40 2, G40 3, G40 4, G41 1, G41 2, G41 3, G41 4, G41 5, G42 0, G42 7, G42 8, G42 9, G43 1, G43 2, G44 4, G44 5, G45 0, G45 9, G46 8, G5 0, G5 8, G5 9, G51 1, G51 2, G51 3, G51 4, G52 1, G52 2, G52 3, G53 5, G53 6, G53 7, G69 6, G69 7
Gravesham District Council DA11 0, DA11 7, DA11 8, DA11 9, DA12 1, DA12 2, DA12 3, DA12 4, DA12 5, DA13 0, DA13 9, ME3 7
Haringey N22
Harrow HA7
Hellesden NR2, NR3
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
Hillingdon UB10
Hounslow TW7, TW8
Kingston upon Hull, City Of HU8
London Borough Of Barnet Council NW9
London Borough Of Enfield Council EN4
London Borough Of Haringey Council N17
London Borough Of Harrow Council HA2
London Borough Of Havering Council RM11, RM13
London Borough Of Hounslow Council TW14
London Borough Of Lewisham Council SE12, SE13, SE23, SE26, SE6, SE8
London Borough Of Newham Council E6
London Borough Of Redbridge Council IG6
London Borough Of Richmond Upon Thames Council SW13, TW2
London Borough Of Southwark Council SE5
London Borough Of Sutton Council SM6
London Borough Of Wandsworth Council SW11
Manchester M13, M41
Mansfield NG18
Merthyr Tydfil CF46, CF48
Merton SM4
Mid Devon EX15
Midlothian Council EH18 1, EH19 2, EH19 3, EH20 9, EH22 1, EH22 2, EH22 3, EH22 4, EH22 5, EH23 4, EH24 9, EH25 9, EH26 0, EH26 8, EH26 9, EH37 5
Monmouthshire NP4, NP7
Moray Council AB37 9, AB38 7, AB38 9, AB55 4, AB55 5, AB55 6, AB56 1, AB56 4, AB56 5, IV30 1, IV30 4, IV30 5, IV30 6, IV30 8, IV31 6, IV32 7, IV36 1, IV36 2, IV36 3
Neath Port Talbot SA10
New Forest SO45
Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council CW3 9, ST7 1, ST7 4, ST7 8, TF9 4
Newham IG11
Newport NP26
North Ayrshire Council KA11 1, KA11 2, KA11 3, KA11 4, KA11 5, KA12 0, KA12 8, KA12 9, KA13 6, KA13 7, KA14 3, KA15 1, KA15 2, KA20 3, KA20 4, KA21 5, KA21 6, KA22 7, KA22 8, KA23 9, KA24 4, KA24 5, KA25 6, KA25 7, KA27 8, KA28 0, KA29 0, KA30 8, KA30 9, PA17 5
North East Derbyshire S42
North Norfolk NR28
Nuneaton and Bedworth CV11
Pendle BB18, BB9
Perth & Kinross Council DD2 5, KY13 0, KY13 8, KY13 9, PH1 1, PH1 2, PH1 3, PH1 4, PH1 5, PH10 6, PH10 7, PH11 8, PH13 9, PH14 9, PH15 2, PH16 5, PH17 2, PH18 5, PH2 0, PH2 6, PH2 7, PH2 8, PH2 9, PH3 1, PH4 1, PH5 2, PH6 2, PH7 3, PH7 4, PH8 0, PH9 0
Plymouth PL3, PL5, PL6
Powys NP8, SY10, SY16
Ravensdale NG8
Redbridge IG3, IG7
Rhondda Cynon Taf CF37, CF41, CF42
Richmond upon Thames SW14, TW11
Royal Borough Of Kensington And Chelsea W10
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
Selby YO8
Shropshire SY11
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Coun B36 0, B36 9, B37 5, B37 6, B37 7, B40 1, B90 1, B90 2, B90 3, B90 4, B91 1, B91 2, B91 3, B92 0, B92 7, B92 8, B92 9, B93 0, B93 8, B93 9, B94 6
South Bucks District Council SL1, SL2, SL3
South Cambridgeshire CB22
South Norfolk NR34
South Northamptonshire NN13
South Staffordshire County Council DY3 4, DY7 5, DY7 6, WS6 6, WS6 7, WV10 7, WV5 0, WV5 8, WV5 9, WV6 7, WV8 1, WV8 2
Stockport SK5, SK7
Swansea SA2, SA3, SA4, SA5, SA6, SA7, SA8, SA9
Tameside SK16
Vale of Glamorgan CF61, CF62
Wakefield WF5
Warwick CV32
West Berkshire RG14
West Dunbartonshire Council G60 5, G81 1, G81 2, G81 3, G81 4, G81 5, G81 6, G82 1, G82 2, G82 3, G82 4, G82 5, G83 0, G83 8, G83 9
West Lancashire L40, WN8
West Lindsey DN21
Wigan WN4
Wiltshire SP9
Wirral CH41, CH60, CH61, CH62
York YO10, YO24

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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