We are fortunate to have a number of Red Cross ambassadors who generously donate their time and influence to raise awareness of Red Cross work.
Australian Red Cross Ambassadors: Dacre Montgomery, Alex van Os and Kate Ritchie.
We also welcomed a new Ambassador, actor Dacre Montgomery, who generously crowd-funded over $400k in support of Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery (DRR) Fund and donated his time in support of Red Cross work with newly arrived migrants and refugees. Dacre also appeared in the media to support Red Cross Calling and raised awareness of our work with communities through the pandemic by appearing on our COVID Collective Podcast.
Eco-stylist and Red Cross Ambassador Alex van Os helped raise awareness for Red Cross Shops. Alex helped to style shoots, promote Red Cross Shops events and new store openings and shared the benefits of shopping at and donating to our Op Shops.
Kate Ritchie supported our Tax appeal through live reads on the Nova network. Kate also raised awareness of the Big Cake Bake and Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery work with bushfire-affected communities through her social media channels.
Red Cross Ambassador and NSW Australian of the Year 2020, Munjed Al Muderis kindly donated his time as the spokesperson for World First Aid Day.
Neville Jetta kindly supported Red Cross efforts with bushfire-affected communities, along with his ongoing support of Red Cross work with youth affected by the justice system.
Maggie Beer supported the Big Cake Bake and also encouraged her social media following to donate to our Disaster Relief and Recovery fund.
From everyone at Red Cross, we would like to extend our sincere gratitude to all our Red Cross ambassadors who donate their time to support our organisation.
Patron: His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd)
- Kate Ritchie
- Dacre Montgomery
- Olivia Pollock
- Alex van Os
- Munjed Al Muderis
- Neville Jetta
- Jessica McNamee
- Maggie Beer
- Abdi Aden
- Chris Bath
- Rowie Dillon
We would like to thank the many high-profile individuals that donated their time to support the work of Red Cross over the last year.
The devastating bushfires saw high-profile supporters across the globe donate funds, experiences, special memorabilia or crowdfund in support of Red Cross work with bushfire affected communities. It would be impossible to name everyone that supported Red Cross during this time, but to share a few incredible examples:
Shane Warne auctioned his iconic Baggy Green cap to raise $1m for bushfire affected communities
Samantha Gash and Nic Davidson creating the initiative Relief Run, which saw people all across the world hit the pavement to raise over $1.1m for Red Cross
Gary Ablett Junior recruited a huge range of athletes who all donated one-of-a-kind merchandise to support Red Cross DRR work
Gordon Ramsay auctioned off an exclusive lunch to support Red Cross DRR work
Daniel Ricciardo auctioned his 2020 Renault F1 race suit as worn and signed by Daniel after the race
The original Wiggles held a special reunion concert and donated ticket sales to Red Cross DRR
Scott Pape AKA The Barefoot Investor visited our Woodend Branch in VIC as a part of his Foxtel special to acknowledge the support of our volunteers. Scott even brought the Trauma Teddy that his son was given following a bushfire that destroyed his home.
To mark Refugee Week, we had the privilege of special guests Craig Foster and Hakeem al-Araibi join together to facilitate a special session of ‘In Search of Safety’ to help primary school students learn about why people seek asylum and understand the situations they face.
Supporters of our Red Cross Shops this year include Aria-award winning singer Montaigne who hosted a special pop-up shop at her Sydney show and the band Boy & Bear who visited our Newtown store to pick some clothes for their tour and encourage fans to shop at our stores. We were also lucky enough to have a range of fashion-focussed influencers support our Red Cross Shops pop-ups and store openings throughout the year.
Through our partnership with the Football Federation of Australia, we were fortunate enough to have Matilda’s star Steph Caley and FFA Head of Sport Science Andrew Clark as guests on the COVID Collective Podcast to discuss physical wellness during the pandemic.
Matildas defender Karly Roestbakken and Young Matildas Charlotte (Charli) Grant and Indiah-Page (Indi) Riley also supported COVID-19 related Red Cross work by providing off-field inspiration for how to stay fit, positive and upbeat while doing the right thing to stop the virus.
To each and every one of our supporters, we thank you for your commitment to humanity and Australian Red Cross.