What are Hero Funds? 

Thank you for thinking about creating a Hero Fund as a lasting tribute to your very own hero.

A Hero Fund is a wonderful way to remember and celebrate your loved one’s life to raise money to support veterans and their families to live well after service. It is an online tribute page where you can join with family and friends to love, honour and remember someone who’s played an important part in your life.

Every Hero Fund is unique. 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. Your Hero Fund page is somewhere you can pay your respects and know you’re not alone. Many families tell us their page has become a special place they like to revisit, read tributes and be reminded of the lasting difference their loved one has made. We hope your Hero Fund page could be a precious place for you and your family too.

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 below to see how it’s done.

Discover the video below for five easy steps to create your Hero Fund.

How can I grow my fund?

Whether you ask others to contribute or prefer to keep your fund as a private act of remembrance, you can add to your Hero Fund however and whenever you like.

It’s easy to keep track of how much you’ve raised, and all donations and event sponsorship are added together to create a lasting tribute that will change veterans’ lives forever.

“Granddad never talked about the war or thought of himself as brave, but he was always our hero. His health was badly affected by his service, especially as he grew older, so we wanted to help other veterans in his memory.”

“Setting up the page was really easy and now, wherever we are in the world, Granddad’s fund connects us to him and to each other.”

Beth, Hero Fund supporter

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Other ways to give in memory

If you don’t feel a Hero Fund is quite right for you, there are lots of other wonderful ways to commemorate a loved one and help wounded veterans and their families.

If you have any questions at all, please call our friendly Supporter Care Team on 0300 303 9888 or email fundraise@helpforheroes.org.uk.

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