Every week Red Cross and Red Crescent Volunteers, Staff, Friends and Supporters work hard in countries all over the world to support those in need.

So, what do Ernest Hemingway, Ronaldo, Jet li, Frosty the Snowman and Samuel Beckett have in common? You guessed it – the Red Cross!

Ernest Hemingway, American Red Cross volunteer, recuperates from wounds at ARC Hospital, Milan, Italy, September 1918.

Ernest Hemingway, American Red Cross volunteer, recuperates from wounds at ARC Hospital, Milan, Italy, September 1918.

 Ronaldo has been the ambassador for the online Score for the Red Cross fundraising campaign, part of the official UEFA EURO 2008   humanitarian project launched by UEFA together with the Red Cross


Ronaldo was an Ambassador for the online Score for the Red Cross fundraising campaign, part of the official UEFA EURO 2008 humanitarian project launched by UEFA together with the Red Cross.

Li has been a "philanthropic ambassador" of the Red Cross since January 2006

Li has been a philanthropic Ambassador of the Red Cross since January 2006

OK, so it might not be the 'Frosty' the snowman.  But this guy was the face of the Red Cross (briefly) during the winter of 2012

OK, so it might not be the ‘Frosty’ the snowman. But this guy was the face of the Red Cross (briefly) during the winter of 2012

 The novelist and Nobel prize-winner, Samuel Beckett, gave his services to the Irish Red Cros at a hospital set-up by them in St. Ló in France after the Normandy town was bombed in July 1945.  Pictured: Beckett and other members of the Irish Red Cross in St Ló, France


The novelist and Nobel prize-winner, Samuel Beckett, gave his services to the Irish Red Cross at a hospital set-up by them in St. Ló in France after the Normandy town was bombed in July 1945.
Pictured: Beckett and other members of the Irish Red Cross in St Ló, France