YOUR EFFORTS HELP US SUPPORT OUR HEROES THROUGH THE TRANSITION FROM SERVICE TO CIVILIAN LIFE.

You can support us by:

• Standing Order Campaign
• Take on a Challenge or Host an Event
• Support Our ‘Pots Campaign’
• Donate the 5p Bag Charge
• Search, Save and Raise with Savoo

STANDING ORDER CAMPAIGN

You can support us in serving those who served us.

You can donate as little as you wish by making a one-off donation or spreading a donation over a longer period by setting up a Standing Order. You can manually set up your Standing Order with your bank by downloading the form below or set up a Standing Order online with Virgin Money.

Download Standing Order Form Here
Standing Order Guidance PDF


TAKE ON A CHALLENGE OR HOST AN EVENT

Hire a Hero already has had supporters attempt Europe’s highest peak, skydive, rally across the desert, take on obstacle courses, and we hope that this will offer you an inspiration to undertake your own fundraising challenge. Of course, you don’t have to go to those extreme levels to raise funds for Hire a Hero, something as simple as a bake sale, concert or an evening’s event can raise vital funds for the heroes we work with.

The team at Hire a Hero will help you in putting together materials to promote your event, draft press releases, a blog on our website and promote whatever it is you intend on doing in our monthly newsletter.

Tell us about your fundraising idea by emailing [email protected] and speaking to a member of the team.

Got a great fundraising idea with Hire a Hero as the beneficiary in mind but don’t know how to go about organising it?
Follow the simple guidelines below to make sure your fundraiser runs smoothly and everybody involved has a great time!

FUNDRAISE ONLINE
Set up a sponsorship page on BT MyDonate. Fundraising online is the easiest way to make sure all donations and gift aid come directly to us and you won’t have to chase your sponsors! Let us help you set up your fundraising page online and link it to the official Hire a Hero MyDonate.
Personalise the page with a picture and keep your sponsors up to date with your preparations.
Email the link to your page to all of your contacts and colleagues.
Promote your fundraising page on social media sites such as Twitter, set up a Facebook group, even start your own blog!

PROMOTE YOUR EVENT
The communications team at Hire a Hero will work with you to draft a press release
We’ll tweet it about it via our own Twitter, and keep everyone updated through our Facebook
Before, during and after your event we’ll put together blogs to give you the best exposure, along with placing it in our newsletter.

ASK FOR GIFT AID
Encourage tax paying sponsors to tick the Gift Aid box either online or on your sponsorship form. The value of their gift can be increased by approximately 25% at no cost to them!
Make sure they fill in all their details correctly – to claim Gift Aid we must have their first name, last name, and full home address including their postcode.

STAY SAFE AND LEGAL
All events and activities must comply with the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
You can get free health and safety advice from The Health and Safety Executive (HSE), it is worthwhile checking their ‘five steps to a risk assessment’ before putting on an event.
We really appreciate your support but we can’t accept liability for your fundraising activity or event. All fundraising activities are at the organisers’ and participants’ own risk.

First Aid
Contact your local St John’s Ambulance or British Red Cross Association for help and advice on first aid requirements

Licenses and Permissions

We recommend that you inform your local authority of your event, get advice on health and safety issues and check for any legal permissions or licenses that you may require.

Collections
To collect funds in a public place you will need a licence from your local authority. If you’re planning to collect on private property such as a supermarket you must obtain written permission from the owner. It could be the case that anyone collecting money where you intend might have to be over 16, so it’s best to check.

Raffles and lotteries
As they are subject to very strict and complex laws you must consult The Institute of Fundraising Laws before organising a raffle or lottery.

SUPPORT OUR POTS CAMPAIGN

Looking after a Hire a Hero fundraising pot a simple and hassle-free way to serve those who served us. Place it in a busy spot such as a local shop or community centre and keep an eye on progress as you raise funds for Hire a Hero.

Once your pot is full simply get in touch with a member of the team to arrange fund collection and getting ready to start the process all over again.

If you are interested in Fundraising for Hire a Hero contacts the team for more information by email: [email protected]uk or call 01495 366670 to discuss looking after your own tin or bucket.

AMAZON SMILE
You shop. Amazon gives.

  • Amazon donates 0.5% of the net purchase price (excluding VAT, returns and shipping fees) of eligible purchases to the charitable organisation of your choice.
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