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 21/05/2018

Aberdeen City Council AB10 1, AB10 6, AB10 7, AB11 5, AB11 6, AB11 7, AB11 8, AB11 9, AB12 3
Aberdeenshire Council AB12 4, AB12 5
Aberdeen City Council AB13 0
Aberdeenshire Council AB14 0
Aberdeen City Council AB15 4, AB15 5, AB15 6, AB15 7, AB15 8, AB15 9, AB16 5, AB16 6, AB16 7
Aberdeenshire Council AB21 0, AB21 7
Aberdeen City Council AB21 9, AB22 8
Aberdeenshire Council AB23 8
Aberdeen City Council AB24 1, AB24 2, AB24 3, AB24 4, AB24 5, AB25 1, AB25 2, AB25 3
Aberdeenshire Council AB30 1, AB31 4, AB31 5, AB31 6, AB32 6, AB32 7, AB33 8, AB34 4, AB34 5, AB35 5, AB36 8
Moray Council AB37 9, AB38 7, AB38 9
Aberdeenshire Council AB39 2, AB39 3, AB41 6, AB41 7, AB41 8, AB41 9, AB42 0, AB42 1, AB42 2, AB42 3, AB42 4, AB42 5, AB43 6, AB43 7, AB43 8, AB43 9, AB44 1, AB45 1, AB45 2, AB45 3, AB51 0, AB51 3, AB51 4, AB51 5, AB51 6, AB51 7, AB51 8, AB52 6, AB53 4, AB53 5, AB53 6, AB53 8, AB54 4, AB54 6, AB54 7, AB54 8
Moray Council AB55 4, AB55 5, AB55 6, AB56 1, AB56 4, AB56 5
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Counci B62 0, B62 8, B62 9, B63 1, B63 2, B63 3, B63 4
Tamworth Council B77 1, B77 2, B77 3, B77 4, B77 5, B79 7, B79 8
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
Pendle BB18
Ribble Valley BB7
Bradford Metropolitan District Council BD3, BD5
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
Sedgemoor Council BS26 2, BS27 3, BS28 4
Bristol City Council BS3 1, BS3 2, BS3 3, BS4 1, BS5 7, BS5 8, BS8 1, BS8 4, BS9 1
Carlisle City Council CA1 1, CA1 3
Eden District Council CA10 1, CA10 2, CA10 3, CA11 0, CA11 7, CA11 8, CA11 9, CA16 6, CA17 4
Carlisle City Council CA2 4, CA2 5, CA2 6, CA2 7, CA3 0, CA3 8, CA3 9
Eden District Council CA4 0
Carlisle City Council CA4 8
Eden District Council CA4 9
Carlisle City Council CA5 6, CA5 7, CA6 4, CA6 5, CA6 6, CA8 1, CA8 2, CA8 9
Eden District Council CA9 3
East Cambridgeshire CB6, CB7
Bridgend CF32, CF34, CF35
Rhondda Cynon Taf CF41, CF42, CF44, CF45
Vale of Glamorgan CF62, CF63, CF71
Rhondda Cynon Taf CF72
Wirral CH62
Croydon CR2
Warwick CV31
Cheshire East CW12
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
Bexley DA6
Aberdeenshire Council DD10 0
East Staffordshire DE13
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
Doncaster DN11
South Somerset District Council DT9 5
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Counci DY1 1, DY1 2, DY1 3, DY1 4, DY2 0, DY2 7, DY2 8, DY2 9, DY3 1, DY3 2, DY3 3, DY5 1, DY5 2, DY5 3, DY5 4, DY6 0, DY6 7, DY6 8, DY6 9, DY8 1, DY8 2, DY8 3, DY8 4, DY8 5, DY9 7, DY9 8, DY9 9
Waltham Forest E10
Hackney E9
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
West Lothian Council EH27 8
SCOTLAND - Edinburgh City Council 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
West Lothian Council EH47 0, EH47 7, EH47 8, EH47 9, EH48 1, EH48 2, EH48 3, EH48 4, EH49 6, EH49 7
SCOTLAND - Edinburgh City Council EH5 1, EH5 2, EH5 3
West Lothian Council EH52 5, EH52 6, EH53 0, EH54 5, EH54 6, EH54 7, EH54 8, EH54 9, EH55 8
SCOTLAND - Edinburgh City Council 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
Enfield EN2
Exeter EX1, EX1, EX1
Mid Devon EX15
Exeter EX2, EX2, EX2, EX2, EX3, EX3
Torridge EX38
East Devon EX4, EX4, EX4, EX4, EX4, EX4, EX5, EX5, EX5, EX5
Clackmannanshire Council FK10 1, FK10 2, FK10 3, FK11 7, FK12 5, FK13 6, FK14 7
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
Renfrewshire Council G52 4
Stirling Council G63 0, G63 9
South Lanarkshire Council G71 7, G71 8, G72 0, G72 6, G72 7, G72 8, G72 9, G73 1, G73 2, G73 3, G73 4, G73 5, G74 1, G74 2, G74 3, G74 4, G74 5, G75 0, G75 8, G75 9
Renfrewshire Council G76 9
Guildford GU2
London Borough Of Brent Council HA1
Kirklees HD1
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
Redbridge IG3, IG6
Suffolk Coastal IP11
St Edmundsbury Borough Council IP32, IP33
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
Moray Council IV30 1, IV30 4, IV30 5, IV30 6, IV30 8, IV31 6, IV32 7, IV36 1, IV36 2, IV36 3
Highland Council 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
East Ayrshire Council KA1 1, KA1 2, KA1 3, KA1 4, KA1 5, KA16 9, KA17 0, KA18 1, KA18 2, KA18 3, KA18 4, KA2 0, KA3 1, KA3 2, KA3 3, KA3 4, KA3 5, KA3 6, KA3 7, KA4 8, KA5 6, KA6 7
Highland Council 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
Liverpool L11, L13, L17, L19, L9
Wrexham LL20
Leeds LS8
Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council M41
Gravesham District Council ME3 7
Milton Keynes MK5
South Lanarkshire Council ML10 6, ML11 0, ML11 7, ML11 8, ML11 9, ML12 6, ML3 0, ML3 6, ML3 7, ML3 8, ML3 9, ML8 4, ML8 5, ML9 1, ML9 2, ML9 3
Haringey N22, N4
London Borough Of Islington Council N7
Ashfield District Council NG15
Nottingham City Council NG2
South Kesteven NG31
South Northamptonshire NN7
Newport NP10
Blaenau Gwent NP13
Monmouthshire NP15, NP16
Caerphilly NP24
Newport NP26
Powys NP8
Calderdale OL14
Rochdale OL16
Renfrewshire Council PA1 1, PA1 2, PA1 3, PA10 2, PA11 3, PA12 4
Inverclyde Council PA13 4, PA14 5, PA14 6, PA15 1, PA15 2, PA15 3, PA15 4, PA16 0, PA16 7, PA16 8, PA16 9, PA18 6, PA19 1
Renfrewshire Council PA2 0, PA2 6, PA2 7, PA2 8, PA2 9, PA3 1, PA3 2, PA3 3, PA3 4, PA4 0, PA4 8, PA4 9, PA5 0, PA5 8, PA5 9, PA6 7, PA7 5, PA8 6, PA8 7
Highland Council PA80 5
Renfrewshire Council PA9 1
Highland Council 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
Plymouth PL3, PL3, PL3, PL5, PL5, PL5, PL5
South Hams PL9, PL9, PL9
Sefton PR9
Epping Forest RM4
Chesterfield Borough Council S41
Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council S71
Neath Port Talbot SA12
City & County of Swansea SA2, SA3, SA6, SA7
Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council SA8, SA9
Southwark SE15, SE16
London Borough Of Bromley Council SE20
London Borough Of Southwark Council SE22
London Borough Of Lewisham Council SE4
Cheshire East SK9
Sutton SM3, SM5
Southampton SO17
Thurrock SS17
London Borough Of Wandsworth Council SW17
London Borough Of Hammersmith And Fulham Council SW6
Lambeth SW9
Herefordshire Council SY8 4
South Somerset District Council 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
Sedgemoor Council TA6 3, TA6 4, TA6 5, TA6 6, TA6 7, TA7 0, TA7 8, TA7 9, TA8 1, TA8 2, TA9 4
Torbay TQ2, TQ2, TQ2, TQ3, TQ3, TQ3, TQ4, TQ4, TQ5, TQ5, TQ5
South Hams TQ9
Runnymede Borough Council TW20
London Borough Of Ealing Council W5
St. Helens WA10, WA12
Warrington WA5
St. Helens WA9
Wigan Metropolitan Borough Council WN4
West Lancashire WN8
Worcester City Council WR1 1, WR1 2, WR1 3
Herefordshire Council WR13 5
Worcester City Council WR2 4, WR2 5, WR2 6, WR3 7, WR3 8, WR4 0, WR4 9, WR5 1, WR5 2, WR5 3
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Counci WV14 8, WV14 9

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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