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. Our new Chairman Richard Harwood has been in post since March 2020 and doing great work during the COVID pandemic.

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. THEY WILL BE SHOWN WHEN IT BECOMES SAFE FROM COVID19. Please print out the Form on this site and get it completed and get yourself Nominated. MUST include your e-mail address.

Application Form has been removed for now as we hope to get  2020 guests over on holiday – they all had their holidays cancelled.   Year 2021 is being held as we feel it is inappropriate to make plans until it is safe.

 

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

FORM REMOVED AS 2021 FULL WITH 2020 GUESTS WHO HAD TO BE  CANCELLED.

H4HJ Data Protection Privacy Statement

Data Protection Privacy Statement can be viewed here

H4HJ Mission Statement

Mission Statement (Word Doc)

THE 2021 HOLIDAY WEEKS.

 

STOP PRESS – In view of the Corona Virus epidemic we have had to cancel ALL HOLIDAY WEEKS during 2020.  All those affected have been contacted and another holiday offered.   

THE 2021 HOLIDAY PROGRAMME WILL BE SHOWN HERE IN AS SOON AS IT IS SAFE.

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  holsforheroesjersey@gmail.com
Contact us via this website


SPONSORS/SUPPORTERS can be viewed here.