British Red Cross

British Red Cross Head Office Contact Number

Other Useful British Red Cross Connection Numbers:

British Red Cross Number
British Red Cross Head Office Customer Contact Phone Number 0843 208 1742
British Red Cross Volunteering Helpline 0843 208 1742
British Red Cross Information Line 0843 208 1742
British Red Cross 0843 208 1742

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British Red Cross Head Office Address:

Department Address
Head Office British Red Cross
Tower St
Liverpool
L3 4BJ
UK

British Red Cross Complaints Line Opening Hours:

Day Time
Mon- Fri 8am – 9pm
Saturday -Sunday 8am – 8pm

British Red Cross FAQ Shortcuts

What work does the British Red Cross do?
Where is the British Red Cross headquarters?
Who is in charge of the British Red Cross?
What is the British Red Cross Mission Statement?

Why might I need to call the British Red Cross Head Office Number?

The reasons why you may wish to call the British Red Cross contact number include, but are not limited to:

  • Calling for more information about volunteering
  • Finding out more about Red Cross work
  • Enquiring about where the Red Cross is currently deployed
  • Calling for help from the Red Cross
  • Offering to volunteer as a Red Cross member
  • Setting up donations to the British Red Cross
  • Asking what the patrons of the British Red Cross have been striving towards lately

British Red Cross FAQs Expanded

What work does the British Red Cross do?

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The work of the British Red Cross is in helping people through crisis, no matter who they are, where they are, or what the crisis is. It is a humanitarian charity and the UK arm of the global Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. This movement is a voluntary one, a network which responds as quickly as possible to disasters such as conflict, natural disasters such as earthquakes and tsunamis, and individual, personal emergencies like abandonment and poverty.

The British Red Cross helps people both in the UK and abroad to prepare for emergencies, survive them when they occur, and recover afterwards. Their focus is on strengthening individual communities, instead of simply providing aid and then leaving – they help in the long term. Their seven guiding principles help to guide their work across the world and ensure that they always live up to their own ideals – these seven guiding principles are:

  • Humanity
  • Impartiality
  • Neutrality
  • Independence
  • Voluntary Service
  • Unity
  • Universality

Where is the British Red Cross headquarters?

The British Red Cross has its headquarters in its traditional home of Liverpool, in the Northwest of England. It is based on Tower St, close to the centre of Liverpool, and also within striking distance of its iconic docks. From there, the British Red Cross is able to operate its own ventures both in Britain and across the world, and can network with the other Red Cross and Red Crescent agencies across the world, coordinating their efforts to best help vulnerable people across the world.

In case you need their actual address, either for postage purposes or to actually find them in person, it is:

British Red Cross
Tower St
Liverpool
L3 4BJ
UK

Who is in charge of the British Red Cross?

The current Chief Executive of the British Red Cross is Mike Adamson, but the patron, president and deputy president are actually all members of the British Royal Family. The official patron for the British Red Cross is HRH Queen Elizabeth II, while the President of the British Red Cross is HRH Prince Charles. The Governors of the British Red Cross are listed as follows:

Patron
Her Majesty The Queen

President
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales KG KT GCB OM

Deputy Presidents
Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, the Hon Lady Ogilvy KG GCVO
The Countess Mountbatten of Burma CBE CD JP DL

Honorary vice-presidents
Lord Barnard TD
The Rt Hon Baroness Chalker of Wallasey
Sylvia, Countess of Limerick CBE
Professor John McClure OBE
Mrs Elspeth Thomas CBE DL

Vice-presidents
Mr Anthony Andrews
Ms Angela Rippon OBE
Mrs Maria Shammas MBE

What is the British Red Cross Mission Statement?

The Mission Statement of the British Red Cross is to “mobilise the power of humanity” to create a real change in the world and allow vulnerable individuals and communities to adequately prepare for, withstand and heal after a crisis, whether that crisis be man-made, a natural disaster such as a wildfire or tsunami, or a personal, individual crisis like crushing poverty or illness. All of this is summed up in their tagline “refusing to ignore people in crisis”.

The Mission of the Red Cross is guided by the movement’s 7 Guiding Principles:

  • Humanity
  • Impartiality
  • Neutrality
  • Independence
  • Voluntary Service
  • Unity
  • Universality

The 7 Guiding Principles ensure that all work done by the British Red Cross is worthy of their name; that everything undertaken by the British Red Cross lives up to their vision of helping all people in need to survive a crisis, and to recover afterwards. The Seven Guiding Principles guide the overall direction of Red Cross work, but the actual work itself is undertaken under the guidance of Four Values – all work done by the British Red Cross must be:

  • Compassionate
  • Inclusive
  • Dynamic
  • Courageous

With the Seven Guiding Principles and the Four Guiding Values, all work carried out by the British Red Cross is sure to make the world the sort of better place that they are working towards. The principles and values ensure that their vision is upheld in any conditions, and their efforts go towards building the sort of future that their people deserve.

About British Red Cross

The British Red Cross is the UK branch of the global humanitarian network known as the Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. It began in 1870, and has been working tirelessly as a neutral and impartial charity providing humanitarian aid since then. Employing 3,500 staff and deploying over 33,000 volunteers in its forces, it is able to work all across the world, bringing humanitarian aid to those who need it most.

The Red Cross Movement makes no distinction between people in terms of ethnicity, nationality, political beliefs and religion, treating every vulnerable person as a human being, with dignity, kindness and compassion.

At the heart of their work is providing help to people in crisis, both in the UK and overseas. The Red Cross is committed to helping people without discrimination, regardless of their ethnic origin, nationality, political beliefs or religion, and was founded in Britain a short seven years after the movement began internationally in Switzerland. The Swiss establishment of the International Red Cross Movement was a direct response to the ignition of the horrific Franco-Prussian War, begun in 1870. The society, then called the British National Society for Aid to the Sick and Wounded in War, provided humanitarian aid to both sides of the conflict, and any civilians caught in the devastation, setting a precedent for its work as a neutral and impartial force for humanity – a precedent that it follows to this day.