About Simon’s Heroes
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 programme of weekly sessions to get fit for the event. After the tournament was over, they decided to continue their form of extreme 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 take part in The Winter WOLF Run in November 2013 – a 10K outdoor obstacle course around Stanford Hall in Leicestershire. A total of 17 members signed up to participate and help raise some cash. Funds raised were used to support Charlie on his journey through life.
Today Simon’s Heroes has over 80 members who are all dedicated to the cause and benefit from weekly training sessions which are delivered by a number of volunteers, to prepare them for some of the UK’s most challenging muddy obstacle courses.
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.
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 childrens lives from tools and equipment to activities or experiences.