About us

Raising money for local children with life-limiting illnesses

Simon’s Heroes was founded in 2013 after old friends reunited to honour the memory of their friend by holding a charity football tournament.

The group started a program of weekly sessions to get fit for the event. After the tournament was over, they decided to continue their outdoor training and event participation to help raise money for local children in need.

Simon’s Heroes first beneficiary was five-year-old Charlie Blunt, who had cerebral atrophy, a degenerative condition which affects his balance and muscle movement. The group decided to raise the money to buy Charlie some equipment to support him on his journey through life. 17 of them took part in The Winter WOLF Run in November 2013 – a 10K outdoor obstacle course around Stanford Hall in Leicestershire – to help raise the money.

Today Simon’s Heroes has over 40 members who are all dedicated to the cause. The charity has raised £1000’s from sponsored events but also generates revenue through other mediums such as hosting quiz nights, fun days, galas and corporate sponsorship. This money is used to enhance the lives of children with life limiting illnesses.

Co-founders – Simon Mcneilly, Mark Bennett and Simon Toon.

Do you need our support?

Talk to us today or refer a child to Simon’s Heroes and our heroes will do all they can to help.

We provide resources that will help to enrich children’s lives from medical equipment to activities, experiences and therapies.