Red Cross Week virtual bucket shake

Shake things up this Red Cross Week 

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Virtual collections make it even easier to fundraise for the British Red Cross

We have made the difficult but necessary decision to postpone all planned public collections activity this year. This comes after carefully considering the risks of Covid-19 (coronavirus) on the health, safety and wellbeing of our amazing volunteer collectors and generous donors. 

While we may not stand on the street, we invite you to set up a virtual collection, in the comfort of your own home!

A virtual bucket shaker means that you can still collect donations, bring your community together and raise vital funds for people in crisis. It's quick and easy, just click the 'Become a Virtual Bucket Shaker' button and register for your online fundraising page now!



What is Red Cross Week?

Red Cross Week is our favourite time of the year. It ties in with World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. This is an annual celebration of our Movement's work across the world. It's celebrated on 8 May each year.

How your virtual collection will help

The British Red Cross plays a vital role in emergency response, and the ongoing, ever-changing situation concerning the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is no exception.

In times of crisis, we’re here to help people. We’re local and we’re global and we’ve been doing this for 150 years. Our network of incredible staff and volunteers means we are uniquely placed to reach people in fearful, uncertain times. 

But it’s the generosity of supporters like you that enables our work to happen quickly and efficiently. With your help, we’ll continue to provide vital humanitarian, individual support for the most vulnerable, and those who fall through the gaps.

How does a virtual street collection work?

Set up your fundraising page by clicking the button above and join the largest British Red Cross virtual street collection! Send the link to your friends and family via email, social media, or even text message! Ask for donations, no donation is too small to help vulnerable people.

How long can I fundraise for?

The main 'Virtual Bucket Shaker appeal' dates will be 4-10 May (when Red Cross Week was originally planned), however you can start fundraising now and keep going as long as you like! 

Are there other ways I can get involved?

Get creative and organise your own virtual fundraising event: a virtual quiz, yoga, bingo, the possibilities are endless! Register your interest in fundraising below or you can donate by phone, or online by contacting your local fundraiser at or 0300 456 1005.


Contact us

Get in touch to find out more about Red Cross Week.

Call us on:

0300 456 1005

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