Setting up an appeal is a wonderful way to honour your loved one by ensuring a brighter future for those who have been wounded, injured or become sick in the line of duty. It's also a fantastic way for the family and friends of a wounded Hero to support them on their own road to recovery.
Getting your own appeal started could be the best and easiest way forward. It's much simpler than setting up your own charity, and means you don’t have to worry about any of the legal obligations, costs and time required to administer it.
You can set up an appeal in a name of your choice with JustGiving. All of the money donated will be recorded on your page, giving you complete visibility of the total amount raised. We can be very flexible on how you wish this money to be used; for example, it could be used to provide direct, practical support to your loved one, used as a lasting memorial at one of the Recovery Centres or help towards adaptive sports.
We are happy to advise on the ways you could restrict your donation. If you would like further information, please call our Donations Team on 01725 514130.
If you’d like to donate a funeral collection to Help for Heroes, the simplest way is to set up a donations page on JustGiving, where friends and family can make a donation and leave a message if they choose. Using JustGiving is very easy and requires no administration – it also means Help for Heroes has the opportunity to collect Gift Aid on eligible donations, increasing the contribution from your funeral collection. We can also provide collection envelopes - please call our Donations Team on 01725 514130.
The collection envelopes are designed to allow individuals to Gift Aid their donation if they are eligible to do so, which allows Help for Heroes to claim 25p from HM Revenue & Customs for every £1 donated at no extra cost to the donor.
If you wish to use the envelopes at the funeral or memorial service of your loved one, please give this form to the funeral directors or the church where the service is taking place.
Please forward the collection envelopes and any individual cheques direct to Help for Heroes at the address below. Any cash can either be paid directly into our bank account, or a cheque made payable to ‘Help for Heroes’ can be written to cover the full amount donated in cash.
Please follow the same procedure as funeral directors. We prefer donations to Help for Heroes to be paid directly to us, however we are aware that some churches have a process where the cash needs to be passed through their accounts before being paid to the charity. If this is the case, and collection envelopes are used, please can we ask you to check the amount you take out of each envelope with the amount written on the envelope before sending the envelopes to us at the address below. The information on the envelopes is needed to allow us to claim Gift Aid from HMRC on behalf of the donors.
Help for Heroes
14 Parkers Close
Downton Business Centre
Account: Help for Heroes
Sort Code: 30-90-21
Account Number: 03524452
Help for Heroes will receipt as advised to the funeral directors and/or church. We will always send an acknowledgement letter to the next of kin where details are provided.
We thank you for thinking of supporting Help for Heroes at this time.
Big or small, every donation makes a difference to our wounded Servicemen and women and their loved ones.