How you can Help HEROS

HEROS is a charitable organisation and is reliant on the generosity of public donations to continue our work retraining and rehoming former racehorses. Any size of donation helps towards the rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming of ex-racehorses.

Grace Muir and her team at HEROS Charity work long and hard with the HEROS horses, ensuring that the eventual new home provider has a friend for life in their HEROS horse. Thank you for your support.

 Donate by phoneDONATE BY PHONE

Contact us on 01488 638820 to make a donation by Credit Card. All major cards accepted. We would love to hear from you.

Donate by phoneDONATE BY TEXT

To donate text MONS01 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070

Donate by postDONATE BY POST

Fill in your details and send us your payment form here. Make a one-off donation or set up a standing order.

Donate OnlineDonate with JustGivingDONATE ONLINE

 You can make a donation online or set up your own fundraising event for HEROS at Quick, safe and secure... and with Gift Aid.



Join HEROS Club, support our permanent residents. A regular amount every month helps with their upkeep.

Friends of HEROSFriends of HEROS

All donors become 'Friends of HEROS'; donors receive the regular HEROS newsletter, invitations to fundraising events and a small token of our gratitude.

Give a Car

Do you own a vehicle that you want to sell or get rid of? Then please think about donating it to us through Giveacar, which raises money for UK charities by scrapping and selling old cars. They provide a nationwide FREE service which:

  • Arranges the collection of the vehicle from your home for FREE
  • Recycles it at an authorised facility or sends it to auction (depending on its age and condition)

Scrap donations raise about £55 for the charity (depending on the price of metal) while auction cars can raise much more.

To arrange donation of a car, visit or call 020 7736 4242, quoting HEROS Charity as your preferred charity.


In order that we can raise funds for HEROS Charity at events we rely heavily on sponsorship to help us. We have been very lucky over the years to have continued support and loyal sponsors and we are extremely thankful to them. But we would love to welcome more sponsors for events.

Sponsorship can range from £30 to infinity (and beyond!) so there is something for all to become involved with. If you or your company would be interested in supporting us in this way please get in touch about the various options available to you.

Make HEROS your company 'Charity of the Year'

Whether large or small there are benefits to supporting a charity for the year it's great for team building and pulling everyone together for a target. We will promote you through our website and social media platforms, in our newsletters and through our events. Plus we can also organise visit days here at HEROS to show where the money you raise goes to – you can even have a board meeting at our Swallows Nest facility to make a full day out of the trip.

Please get in touch to discuss making HEROS your charity of the year

Volunteering Work Days for your Company 

We welcome many companies, small and large, local and national, to come to the yard on volunteering days. Many companies these days find huge benefit in such days and incorporate them into thier employee contracts. Not only is this a great team building excercise, but also a chance to be part of the work we do here.  There are always things to be done on our very busy yard, from painting, clearing, sorting etc.etc and your day will include a chance to meet the most important part of the work here - the horses.

Please get in touch to discuss making HEROS your charity of the year

Previously the Nationwide Swindon Branch came to help in the pouring rain, sorting out and measuring all our rugs. (Pictured above meeting Alfred the RSPCA horse we rescued.)

Gift Aid

HEROS Chairty can accept donations in several ways; whichever way you choose, please help us by using Gift Aid if you can. Under the Gift Aid scheme, charities can reclaim an extra 25% in tax on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer.

You just have to complete a declaration saying that you pay enough tax to cover what the charity will reclaim from HM Revenue & Customs.

And it gets better. If you pay tax at the higher rate, you can reclaim tax relief on your gross donation at 20% (i.e. the difference between the higher rate of tax at 40% and the basic rate at 20%). That means that for every pound you give away, you can get 20p back from the taxman – which you can keep, or give to charity. So the taxman could actually reward you for your generosity! Find our Gift Aid forms here

Leave a Lasting Legacy to HEROS

It costs thousands of pounds and can take months to rehabilitate horses, particularly those with injuries. Those with no physical problems need some time to rest, be assessed and trained for new disciplines that will suit them best and match their new keeper’s requirements.

There is no better way to show how much you care about these horses and their future than by leaving something to HEROS Charity in your Will. You do not have to be wealthy to help us improve their welfare. Even a small legacy can help us to give horses a happy useful life after racing.

To find out how you can leave a gift in your will to help us give ex-racehorses a useful new life when their racing days are over? Please Click Here


North Farm Stud
Swallow's Nest
HEROS Montage

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