Helping Children
Reach Their Potential

Our fundraising allows us to teach children to swim.


Fitness and
wellbeing classes

Classes pre and post op cancer patients.


We’re Heidi’s Heroes a Cheltenham-based charity that provides practical support, care and courage to people of all ages across Gloucestershire when they need it most.

Heidi’s Heroes was launched in 2013 as an ongoing and permanent tribute to Heidi Wood, a former world championship swimmer from Cheltenham, who died of cancer in 2012 aged 51.

In less than two years the charity raised nearly £20,000 from its own events and supporters’ donations and we continue to raise thousands each year. Find out what we’re doing and where our money goes; support our events; take part in fundraising; make a donation and read our tribute to Heidi.

Our aims are threefold:
  • Support for those with cancer and their families
  • Care for those coping with bereavement
  • Courage for children learning to swim