Border Force is a law enforcement command within the Home Office, responsible for securing UK borders by carrying out immigration and customs controls for people and goods entering the UK.

In 2015, staff at Border Force chose us as their Charity of the Year for two years. Many Border Force staff are ex-military and some have been supported personally by Help for Heroes. As part of the Help for Heroes partnership legacy, Border Force is looking to set up a Military Veterans Network.

Their initial fundraising target was £50,000, which they smashed! The partnership was so popular with Border Force employees that it was extended for a further six months, raising over £164,000 in total.

Border Force employees organised an impressive range of fundraising activities, from a Border Force XI v Cricket for Heroes XI match to a special Armed Forces Day collection at London Heathrow.

Other exciting fundraising events included a London City Airport Treasure Hunt, a Heathrow Runway Run and Dunkirk to Calais rowing challenge. They also donated a range of items from hand knitted scarves to calendars for the Help for Heroes Christmas Stockings Campaign.


It is now just over two and a half years since Border Force staff selected Help for Heroes, overwhelmingly, to be our Charity Partner. The organisations both care for and are diligent in protecting the vulnerable, whether they may be our own staff or passengers, or with our heroes; the wounded, injured and sick. And in Border Force we have a lot of veterans, reservists and Forces families. Border Force staff members have been honoured to visit and speak to your beneficiaries. They saw what was being achieved and heard from the Heroes themselves. They spread that message and ran, climbed, sponsored, baked, rowed, ate, drank and quizzed their way to raising over £164,000, an amount we know that you will put to excellent use."

Sir Charles Montgomery KBE

Director General at Border Force (written during our partnership)

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