100 Heroes

Become one of our 100 Heroes by raising £1,000 for Dogs for Autism in 2023.

100 Heroes Mascot

So how can I take part?

Whether you want to take up the challenge on your own, or with a group of friends or colleagues, getting started couldn’t be simpler:


  • Set up a fundraising page for Dogs for Autism by clicking the ‘become a hero’ button at the bottom of the page
  • If you would like more information, please ask for our 100 Heroes support pack (see link below)
  • Start fundraising!
  • Receive regular support from us including a fundraising pack full of ideas
  • Become a DfA hero and (if you like) enter the ‘100 Hero Hall of Fame’ on our website
Do you think you have what it takes to be one of our 100 heroes?

If you would like more information, please ask us for our suport pack.

Some of our past heroes have raised money in the weirdest and most wonderful ways, here are some ideas of how you can participate in our 100 Heroes campaign…

  • Fire station charity car wash (group)
  • Three peaks challenge  (Individual)
  • Sponsored karate championship (group)
  • Cub scout events throughout the second half of the year (group)
  • A percentage cut of each mortgage sold (corporate)
  • School mufti-days (non-uniform)
  • School sports challenges
  • Family pledges – car washing, selling home made soap, cake sales, sponsored silence etc
  • Holding a tarantula (completed by our very own Hilary!)
  • Quiz nights, bbq’s, race nights, charity walks (a group of office staff)

A brilliant charity that has changed our granddaughter’s life. The difference in her since having her dog has been amazing. Thank you.

100 Heroes Hall Of Fame

Jacob Bradley Skydiving, our youngest 100 Heroes
Thomas Dutton

Our youngest 100 Hero has made it into the newspaper! 100 Hero Thomas Dutton has walked a staggering 1,000,000 steps for us this Summer.

Jacob Bradley Skydiving, our youngest 100 Heroes
Jacob Bradley

Jacob has raised over £1000 for DfA, skydiving in a sponsored jump!

Our youngest fundraiser at only 16, his incredible bravery means is now our most recent 100 Hero when he skydived from 15,000 feet over the Salisbury Plains in October 2022.

Helped by donations made at his local pub in Dorset, The Barking Cat, Jacob and his family managed to raise over £1000 in the space of a few months.

Congratulations Jacob!

Mike Warne completes his IronMan Challenge
Mike Warne

‘100 Hero’ Mike Warne raised a staggering £1500 for Dogs for Autism by competing in the IronMan Cork challenge earlier this Summer. Competing was a gruelling challenge, that saw him pass the finish line in a howling late summer Atlantic storm. What an incredible achievement!

Mike has officially joined the 100 Heroes Hall of Fame and has received his certificate and medal. Congratulations Mike!

Michael Homer fundraising for Dogs for Autism
Michael Homer

‘100 Hero’ Michael has raised £1,543 for DfA by competing in charity fishing matches and raffles, encouraged by his keen angler and fishing partner, his eldest son.

Michael and his family are currently training their own autism assistance dog for their son. We are incredibly impressed that Michael has managed to raise so much for us, in between juggling a busy working and home life and training an assistance puppy.

Thank you to Michael and all his fishing pals for the commitment!

In loving memory Edward Doolan
In Loving Memory

Edward Doolan

‘100 Hero’ Eddie Doolan takes an honorary posthumous position in our ‘100 Heroes’ Hall of Fame.

Eddie’s family and friends have kindly raised over £1500 with memorial donations via Just Giving for Dogs for Autism.

Dogs for Autism is a charity that combines everything Eddie loved dearly – his dog and helping others out, in anyway he could.

Eddie’s family have been touched by the number of people who knew him. Eddie’s family would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody for their kind words, cards and flowers that have been received over the past few weeks.

Singing to be a 100 Heroes


With her fellow singers, Stella organised and performed a singing soiree. They went on to raise £1250 for Dogs for Autism!

Piers running for Dogs for Autism

Not only did Piers run 26 miles in the London Marathon but he also raised a huge £6000 for our charity. Thank you Piers!

Makka & Grace Fundraising Bike Run

A huge thank you to Grace & Toni who undertook a sponsored cycle on their recumbent bicycles to raise £1000 for Dogs for Autism! Check out Grace’s lovely assistance dog, Makka!

Hilary our CEO accepting a 100 Heroes Challenge


Hilary was only meant to hold the tarantula but pushed herself to truly face her fears and let the spider crawl all over her face! Hilary raised £1000 for Dogs for Autism.

Fundraising Bike Ride


Eric participated in the coast to coast challenge and cycled from the west to east coast to raise £1000 for Dogs for Autism.

Click on the button below for other amazing ways to fundraise for us: