What we do

Heidi’s Heroes aims to provide support, care and courage to those who need it most – when they need it most.

Our charity is run completely by volunteers and aside from a small marketing budget, all of the money raised goes towards making our aims a reality.

Our three core objectives are to provide practical help and advice to those with cancer and their families; to support the bereaved and give disadvantaged children the courage and opportunity to learn a potentially life-saving skill – swimming.

The reason we chose these three core objectives was as a tribute to Heidi who was an international swimmer. Heidi was initially diagnosed and treated for breast cancer. Sadly the cancer returned and she died just months after her surgery. Her husband Paul was supported by Cruse after her death

We are proud to work with and be supported by:

From your trustees, thank you for your continued support.

Heidi’s former Husband

Paul Wood

Paul, was Heidi’s husband of 22 years and with the support of family and friends set up Heidi’s Heroes as a tribute to his late wife. Paul has worked in construction in Gloucestershire for nearly 40 years, and ran his design and development business with Heidi who was accounts director. He rose to the position of Major in the former Glosters Territorial Army, in which he served for 24 years.

He is a great supporter of Gloucester Rugby , enjoys socialising , all sport & supporting Millie & her elder brother Tom in their development.

Millie Wood
Heidi’s daughter

Millie Wood

Heidi’s daughter Millie has recently joined Paul as a trustee of the charity, following in Paul’s footsteps she currently runs her own business in the construction industry & property development.

Inspired by her mum’s sporting success Millie has represented her country in age group & senior rugby 7’s & 15’s. She recently retired from the Gloucester Hartpury Women’s premiership team & now concentrates her fitness goals through Crossfit.