About Hero Funds
By creating a Hero Fund in their honour you can celebrate the life of your very own hero and change the lives of our country's wounded heroes forever.
Your Hero Fund is an online space where you can pay tribute to someone who’s helped to make you the person you are today. Somewhere you can celebrate their bravery, their values and experiences. A living memorial to all the qualities and quirks that made them your hero.
Keeping Rob’s name and dream alive
Private Robert Laws was only 18 years old when he was killed while serving in Afghanistan. His family and friends have since raised over £100,000 in his name and memory.
Here his mum, Wendy, tells us why she feels a Hero Fund is a fitting tribute to her much loved son.
"Rob died on July 4th 2009, when a rocket propelled grenade hit the vehicle he was travelling in. He was just 18 years old.
"We asked for donations to Help for Heroes at his funeral and haven’t stopped fundraising since. From his grandma donating the contents of her money box to car boot sales, dragon boat races and epic cycling challenges; everyone’s done their bit.
"To bring everyone together as we approached the tenth anniversary of Rob’s death, I set up a Hero Fund in his name. It was really easy to do and only took a few minutes. Now friends and family can visit Rob’s Hero Fund page, donate and leave a message - no matter where they are in the world. Feeling the respect and love people still have for Rob is a great comfort.
“I have many friends who’ve been supported by Help for Heroes and I know in my heart this is what Rob would want us to do. He always wanted to make a difference in the world so I hope the Robbie Laws Hero Fund will continue to help people long after I've gone: keeping Rob's name and dream alive.”
How will my Hero Fund work?
Each Hero Fund has its very own page that you can personalise with memories, photos and video. You'll also be sent a welcome pack containing helpful resources such as donation forms and announcement cards and inspiring stories to illustrate how your donations will help people.
You can share your page with family and friends at the click of a button and create fundraising or memorial events to bring everyone together. Or if you'd rather keep your Fund as a private act of remembrance, that's ok too. This is your fund and there aren't any targets or minimum donations.
All donations to your loved one's Fund will be added together to create one lasting tribute; and these gifts will be used to support Help for Heroes' work with wounded veterans, military personnel and families across the country.
So whether you ask for funeral donations, organise a fundraising event or pay your respects on birthdays, anniversaries and other special occasions, you can be sure your Hero's name, memory and values will live on through the men and women being helped by their Fund.
How will my Hero Fund help?
Every donation in memory of your loved one will provide life-changing recovery, rehabilitation and support services to wounded, injured and sick veterans and serving members of the British Armed Forces. Your tribute will help them overcome injury, illness and trauma; and also provide essential support to their families and carers.
Your tribute can bring people together to be a force for good
But it's not just our wounded veterans who'll benefit. Over the years, many people have told us they've found comfort and hope in commemorating their loved one through our work.
Here the Patrick family tell us why they support Help for Heroes in memory of their beloved son and brother, Jack.
The legend of Jacko - a family's loving tribute
If you've been inspired by Jack's and Robbie's families, why not set up a Hero Fund for your own Hero today? Click the button below and you'll have your very own Hero Fund in just a few minutes.