Campaign Started: 22 August 2008.
Here at UKgeocachers we have always been very patriotic and we have been looking for a charity to support and couldn't think of a better one than Help For Heroes (commonly abbreviated to H4H).
H4H was set up by Bryn and Emma Parry in 2007 to raise much needed funds to help wounded servicemen and women returning to the UK from operations abroad. The charity is not politically biased and is non-judgemental realising that conflicts happen under any government but what matters are the men and women who put themselves in harms way in the name of us all.
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We have now presented our first cheque to Help for Heroes
On Friday 22nd May we presented our first cheque to Help for Heroes for £1,060. It was great to walk around their HQ looking at the walls that were literally plastered with newspaper articles, letters and pictures of the people that they have helped and of people trying to raise much needed funds for this worthy cause. It was a very humbling experience. We look forward to presenting the next cheque and thank you to everyone who has helped us raise this money.
We have now sent our second cheque to Help for Heroes
On 2nd December 2010 we posted our second cheque to Help for Heroes for £1,001. It is great knowing that we are helping out a great charity even if it is in only a small way. We also want to say thank you to everyone who has helped us raise this money.
Our aim is to raise £2,000 for H4H and we intend to do that in a number of ways:
- You Can Round Up Your Order.
- Help For Heroes Geocoin.
- Help For Heroes Event/Activity.
Round Up Your Order
Our customers now have the option of rounding their order up to the nearest whole unit. That money will be put to one side, automatically added to our thermometer shown above and then when we reach our target we will be presenting H4H with a nice cheque. Here's how it works:
If for instance your order came to £13.47, you can tick a box that you'll see during the checkout process to round your order up to the nearest whole Pound. If you ticked the 'Donate Your Pennies' box our site would then add £0.53 to this order to make it a nice round £14.00. The £0.53 will go into the H4H kitty and update our fund raising penny-o-meter shown above. So it's a nice way of donating pennies to a good cause, purely optional of course but we know you'll want to support this great charity.
This option is only available if you opt to pay for your order in Pounds Sterling (£ GBP).
Help For Heroes Geocoin
We are delighted to announce the Help For Heroes Geocoin. This coin will be minted and £1.00 will be donated to H4H for everyone that we manage to sell on our site. After consultation with Help For Heroes they have agreed to let us mint this geocoin to aid their appeal.
We're pulling out all the stops on this geocoin project. Here are the specs so far:
Size: 70mm x 37.5mm x 5mm - This geocoin is big, chunky and very heavy weighing in at appozimately 118g, thats even heavier than two of our large Shropshire Geocoins.
Finish: The coin will have a two tone finish. The base finish will be Antique Gold, the four bears will be in 3D relief and plated in Nickel giving them a shiny silver appearance.
Front Colours: A black border with the Union Jack paint filled and epoxy coated for durability.
Rear: Black imitation hard enamel on border, silhouette and text, the medal ribbon will be in translucent imitation hard enamel. The recessed portion of the back will be gritty in appreance and the medal will be 3D. The tracking code will be laser engraved and filled with black paint.
In essence, its big, heavy and very, very shiny - want one yet? If you do, great, we will be taking reservations for them very soon so keep watching this space. We'll also keep subscribers to our newsleter abreast of this geocoin project as it gains momentum.
Price: £7.95* each, this includes a £1.00 donation to help for heroes.
*This is a price estimation and depending on customs charges may fluctuate slightly.
GET YOURSELF ONE OF THESE STUNNING GEOCOINS
Help For Heroes Event
We are currently speaking with Groundspeak and Help For Heroes to do something special in the UK to raise awareness of Help For Heroes and also to promote geocaching to a wider audience. Keep watching this space for developements on that front.
Members of HM Forces can get a 5% discount in addition to our usual discounts. To get yourself set up with the discount drop us an e-mail with your account details and information about who you are and where you are serving.