British Red Cross

British Red Cross

Charity information

British Red Cross

The British Red Cross is a volunteer-led humanitarian organisation that helps people in crisis, whoever and wherever they are.

Founded 1870

  • Mission statement

    By mobilising the power of humanity we will help to build a world in which individuals and communities have the power to withstand or recover from natural and man-made emergencies, and in which those who are most vulnerable receive the help they need.

  • Aims

    British Red Cross aims to:

    • Vulnerable individuals will be better able to withstand and recover from a health or social care crisis, and more able to live with dignity and as independently as possible.
    • The humanitarian impact of crises and disasters will be reduced. Individuals will be more likely to act to support, influence and build community resilience.
    • Individuals and communities can better withstand and recover from crises, emergencies and disasters.
    • The Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement will have increased impact as the leading humanitarian actor meeting the needs of the most vulnerable.
  • Overview

    Established: January 1870

    Registered Charity Number: 220949

    Board members: 14

    Full time staff: 2219

    Part time staff: 1218

    Volunteers: 32132

    Phone number: 020 7877 7310

    Address: 44 MoorfieldsLondon EC2Y 9AL

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