Our ambassadors support and generously donate their time and influence to raise awareness of Red Cross work.
Neville Jetta supported our work with Indigenous young people. Upon winning the 2018 Jim Stynes Community Leadership award he also donated $10,000 to support this work.
Kate Ritchie supported our tax time appeal and promoted Red Cross fundraising initiatives her 500k+ followers on social media.
Eco-stylist Alex Van Os helped raise awareness for Red Cross Shops. At events and on her social media channels she shared the benefits of shopping at and donation to our Op Shops.
Maggie Beer, supported our annual Big Cake Bake fundraiser by donating six signed copies of her cookbook, Recipes for Life.
In a video to mark Refugee Week, famed orthopaedic surgeon A/Prof Munjed Al Muderis shared the one act of kindness that made him feel at home to inspire Australians to take action to make refugees feel welcome. He was joined by Sydney Swans star Aliir Aliir, Athlete Joseph Deng and Model Ajok Marial.
Sir Peter Cosgrove has retired from his role as Governor-General and as Patron of Australian Red Cross. We would like to express sincere gratitude for Sir Peter’s commitment to Australian Red Cross as our Patron. In particular this year, travelling to Gundagai to personally thank Red Cross volunteers for their work helping communities affected by the drought. We wish him all the best in his retirement.
We thank the following people for their support as Red Cross ambassadors this year:
Patron: His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret'd)
- Abdi Aden
- A/Prof Munjed al Muderis
- Chris Bath
- Maggie Beer
- Rowie Dillon
- Bob Handby
- Neville Jetta
- Kate Ritchie
- Alex van Os
We were fortunate to have the support of many high-profile individuals who donated their time to support the work of Red Cross. Just a few of the amazing people that have supported Red Cross this year include Aria-award winning singer Montaigne who performed an acoustic set for homeless youth at Red Cross Night Café in Brisbane. Many personalities and sport stars promoted the launch of our Mental Health app My Team including Ryan ‘Fitzy’ Fitzgerald, cricketer Holly Ferling, netballer Paige Hadley, mental health advocate Micheal Crossland and fitness guru Tiffiny Hall.
Actress Teresa Palmer showed her support for our Real Good Gifts, encouraging her almost 1 million followers to purchase one of our virtual gifts for the Festive season. The Voice contestant and Red Cross Volunteer, Zach Fawor, joined our Bankstown Telecross team for a morning to make phone calls to socially isolated individuals.
Young guns from the Brisbane Broncos hit the streets of QLD to raise funds for Red Cross Calling and supermodel Cheyenne Tozzi modelled pro bono in a photo shoot wearing clothing exclusively found at Red Cross Shops.
We would like to thank everyone that took the time to show their support for Red Cross.