About Hero Funds
A Hero Fund is an online remembrance page where you can join with family and friends to love, honour and remember someone who’s played an important part in your life.
Whether your loved one served or supported those who do, and whether you’re organising a funeral collection or marking a special occasion, you can set up your own remembrance fundraising page to celebrate the qualities and quirks that made your loved one so special. You can also create your own thank you message for everyone who contributes.
A Hero Fund can bring families together and provide a positive focus at a difficult time; and if family and friends are unable to attend the funeral, your remembrance page is somewhere you can pay your respects and know you’re not alone.
How do I set up a Hero Fund?
It only takes a few minutes to create your fund and personalise your page, and then share it by email and social media. Watch our short video to see how it’s done.
Keeping Rob’s name and dream alive
Private Robert Laws was only 18 years old when he was killed while serving in Afghanistan. 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 4 2009, when a rocket propelled grenade hit the vehicle he was travelling in. He was just 18 years old.
"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 to me.
“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. 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 remembrance and fundraising page that you can personalise with memories, photos and video.
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. If you'd prefer to 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 and life-changing tribute; supporting our work with wounded veterans, military personnel and families across the country.
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.
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 at a difficult time
But it's not just our wounded 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.