What are Hero Funds?
A Hero Fund is a special tribute to your very special person.
Your Hero Fund is an online space where you can pay tribute to someone who meant a lot to you. It’s a place to celebrate their bravery, values and experiences and a living memorial to the qualities that made them your hero.
If you choose to set up a Hero Fund in honour of your loved one, you’ll be able to create a personalised online tribute page. Here, you can share memories, photos and your fundraising efforts –all while providing life-changing support to wounded veterans and their families.
You can spread the love
Hero Funds can help bring families together and provide a positive focus at a difficult time. Whilst Coronavirus prevents us from travelling to and attending funerals, a Hero Fund is also a space where you can come together safely to pay your respects.
It only takes a few minutes to create your fund and personalise your page. Once complete, simply share your page via email and social media so that friends and relatives can pay their respects and leave messages of support.
Keeping Rob’s name and dream alive
Private Robert Laws was killed while serving in Afghanistan. Here his mum 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.
“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.”
Watch your tribute grow
It’s easy to keep track of how much has been raised and you can opt to receive emails when new donations are made. Online contributors will get an email containing your personal message and offline donors will receive a written thank you from our In Memory Team.
All online and offline donations and event sponsorships are added together to create a lasting tribute that will change veterans’ lives forever.
You can remember your hero in your own way
If you prefer to keep your loved one’s Hero Fund as a private act of remembrance and make personal donations on special occasions, this is just as beautiful a tribute. This is your Hero Fund, and you can add to it however and whenever you like.