FRIDAY 17th OCTOBER 2014
National Heroes Day is a simple fundraising campaign based on schools encouraging their pupils to honour their personal heroes by going to school dressed as their hero in lieu of their uniform for one day.
Kids can dress up as anything they like which they class as a hero, whether this be their mother or father, a soldier, nurse or fireman to a famous football player or film star, even a superhero…it is entirely their choice!
And adults…don’t think you have got away with it! Do you work for a company where the staff just love to dress up? If so, then it’s time to get involved…what could be more fun than seeing your boss dressed as Superman and going to meetings during the day!
‘It’s strange how great can come from adversity.’
National Heroes Day came from an idea by Robin Hollington who wanted to raise money for Help for Heroes in memory of his son, Marine Richard Hollington, who was the 300th UK casualty in Afghanistan in June 2010. Rather than asking individuals to sponsor him for a challenge or event he wanted to get a number of individuals involved in fundraising themselves. Building on a local initiative in a number of schools, that themselves had roots in single school activity in 2009, National Heroes Day was born, with the explicit support of the Prime Minister himself.
2014 will be the 4th annual UK campaign and aims to build upon the tremendous support received in previous years and make this year something really special by honouring your personal hero, be it within a school curriculum or in a business setting. So what are you waiting for? Get registered and take part in this amazing fundraising initiative, you will have so much fun at the same time! Remember…who you choose to honour and what you do to honour them, is entirely up to you.