We believe there exist 350-400 children, who have recently lost a parent on active duty. At present there is limited provision for such families. Aside from the emotional impact and bereavement of losing a parent at a young age (an area SSAFA is doing some incredible work within), there are dramatic effects in practical terms. Rarely discussed are the effects on a child’s prospects, education, self-confidence and the narrowed horizons they look ahead to as they grow-up without that parent’s experience, contacts and advice.
Children of Heroes looks to give such children a helping hand with their Education, aspirations and horizon building. Whether that be through affording schools offering pastoral care, private tuition across areas of strength or enjoyment, experiences and introductions to inspirational people or through career Mentoring and internships we simply look to help each individual family where we can in these areas.
Our Mission is to leave a lasting national legacy providing a leg-up in life through education and mentoring for the children now affected and those of future conflicts. We aim to underpin this through corporate sponsorship of an individual child’s secondary education and by positioning hand-picked, successful & influential Ex Forces persons as career mentors.