Established in 2017, the not-for-profit registered charity is operated entirely by volunteers, which includes Garda members, retired Garda members, their families, friends and civic-minded people from local communities.
While the charity has its own entity governed by the Charity Regulator, it is supported by An Garda Síochána and the Garda Commissioner. The name ‘Little Blue Heroes’ came about when it was found that the vast number of children it supports have a strong fascination with police uniform, equipment, vehicles, Garda units, etc.
This has even led some of the children to make a wish to become an Honorary Garda and be a part of the Garda family. As heroes to us with the battles they face, these children have become our ‘Little Blue Heroes’!