About Us

Welcome

We are a Jersey charity whose aim is to provide a week’s holiday on our beautiful island, to any past or present member of HM Forces with injuries, in mind or body, attributable to their service.

H4HJ was founded by Dawn & Richard Woodhouse in August 2008. Since our launch we have provided 3100+ holidays and thanks to the generous support we have received, our charity is going from strength to strength.

How it all began

During the 2007 Remembrance Day Service at the Parish Church of St Clement in  Jersey, the Rector’s sermon inspired Dawn to consider providing holidays for injured service personnel. In February 2008, Richard & Dawn thought perhaps they would offer a holiday to possibly one or two injured boys in their home.  Within a short time and after innocently mentioning what they intended to do, donations started to come in, with the suggestion, “do it properly and put the boys into a nice hotel”.

And so Holidays for Heroes Jersey (H4HJ) was established and launched on 28th August 2008, by our Founder Patron, The Lieut. Governor of Jersey, His Excellency Lieut. General Sir Andrew Ridgway.  With considerable help from our founder committee members and The Not Forgotten Association, seven heroes were present at the launch. H4HJ’s charitable status was confirmed by Jersey’s Tax Authority and membership of the Jersey Charity Commission and Association of Jersey Charities was approved. Following five years of patronage by H.E. General Sir John McColl, our patron is now the current Lieut. Governor of Jersey, His Excellency Air Chief Marshal Sir Stephen Dalton.

Thanks to the amazing generosity of Islanders and the local business community, money came pouring in and tourist attractions offered complimentary admission and facilities. Many people volunteered to help with transport and other duties.

Nominations

We look forward to welcoming many more heroes with their partners/carers and in some cases, their children, during each season, which begins at Easter.

For past members of the Armed Forces, the good offices of The Not Forgotten Association, Veterans U.K., SSAFA, Royal British Legion, BLESMA, SAMA, Gulf War Vets. Association, Blind Veterans UK, Combat Stress, P.R.U.’s, Help for Heroes etc are mainly used to identify those in of and deserving of a holiday. Nominations also come from many of the other established military welfare organisations. Please complete the Application Form (on this web site) and send or post it to us.

The address is on the form.

SERVING PERSONNEL nominations are received from the Welfare Officers of all three services at Regiment, Squadron, Ship and P.R.U level and completed Information Forms are sent to us.

SEE BELOW OUR HOLIDAY DATES PAGE FOR 2020 Please print out the Form on this site and get it completed and get yourself Nominated. MUST include your e-mail address.

Application Form & 2020Dates. Year 2020 is now open.

 

PLEASE READ THESE NOTES BEFORE COMPLETING THE HOLIDAY APPLICATION FORM.

IF WE ARE ABLE TO OFFER YOU A HOLIDAY WE WILL BE COMMITTING CONSIDERABLE FUNDS. IN RETURN WE ASK YOU TO PROMPTLY BOOK AND PAY FOR YOUR FLIGHT/FERRY THROUGH OUR RECOMMENDED TRAVEL COMPANY – THEIR DETAILS WILL BE IN OUR ACKNOWLEDGEMENT LETTER.

WE ONLY SAY THIS TO SAVE THE EMBARRASSMENT OF HAVING TO CHASE YOU WHEN TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN CONFIRMED AND PAID – WE WILL HAVE ALREADY BOOKED YOUR HOTEL BY THIS TIME.

YOUR FLIGHT/FERRY COSTS WILL BE REFUNDED IN FULL BY CHEQUE ON ARRIVAL IN JERSEY. 

These notes may sound rather firm but you will find that we strive to make your holiday as enjoyable and relaxing as possible.

H4HJ Application Form

Application Form H4HJ 2020 (Right Click and Save As – 63Kb .doc)

H4HJ Data Protection Privacy Statement

Data Protection Privacy Statement can be viewed here

H4HJ Mission Statement

Mission Statement (Word Doc)

THE 2020 HOLIDAY WEEKS.

THE 2020 APPLICATION FORM IS ABOVE, PRINT IT OUT TO COMPLETE IT AND PLEASE INCLUDE YOUR E-MAIL ADDRESS.

N.B. APPLICATIONS CANNOT BE ACCEPTED UNTIL AFTER 1st JANUARY 2020  

4 – 11 April (Week of Good Friday)

Tues 5 – Tues 12 May

13 – 20 June

18 – 25 July    (Priority to families with school age children up to 16 years old)

8 – 15 August   (Only families with school age children up to 16 years old)

22 – 29 August   (Only families with school age children up to 16 years old)

5 – 12 September

We will be offering holidays at The Merton Hotel, with Dinner, Bed and Breakfast included.

 

IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS PLEASE :-

Call us on (01534) 856658

E-mail  hols4heroesjersey@gmail.com
Contact us via this website


SPONSORS/SUPPORTERS can be viewed here.