H4FA, previously known as Projects to Support Refugees from Burma, does what it says; for the last 20 years backing and seeing through projects from school-building to self-help weaving groups among refugees from Burma. You can read our latest report from January 2018, here.

On this website we highlight the four main projects we support. Additionally H4FA makes generous annual donations to impoverished primary school teachers in Karenni State and sponsorship for individual adult students. We also make one off payments in emergency situations.

In 2015 the name of the charity was changed to Help 4 Forgotten Allies (H4FA).  All references to Projects To Support Refugees From Burma (PSRB) can be taken to mean H4FA.  The aims and supported projects of the charity are unchanged.

Projects within H4FA

Film: Forgotten Allies. Grammar Productions




Film: Forgotten Allies. Grammar Productions





About the Film.

This most innovative and dynamic young British film company held a very successful Gala Dinner at the Army and Navy Club in London on the 21st June. REMEMBERING WORLD WAR TWO IN BURMA, to raise vital funds for the completion of their remarkable film FORGOTTEN ALLIES: THE SEARCH FOR BURMA’S LOST HEROES. Grammar Productions have been working very closely with H4FA in the last eighteen months. They have in particular been filming and interviewing old surviving veterans with us in H4FA, often in very difficult conditions in the remote hills. This is where, for several years, we have been giving them direct aid for the help they so vitally need towards the end of their lives.



Alex Bescoby Founder Director of Grammar Productions says:

“In the darkest days of the war, thousands of young men from Burma gave their lives fighting a brutal war for Britain against the Japanese”.

“But after the Allied victory Burma sank into isolation, dictatorship and civil war and Britain forgot the bravery of these men. Now only a small number of veterans remain. Will they get the recognition they deserve before it is too late?”.




“We haven’t got time on our side.”  Sally Mclean. Chairman H4FA”.




Alex Bescoby:

“ Whilst Grammar was blown away by the great generosity of all those who so kindly came to support the Gala Dinner, we’re still in need of more fund’s to finally secure the completion of the film to the highest standard for public distribution. If you would like to contribute to the completion of this unique film, please do contact Grammar at any time to arrange a donation on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..”



Any donations gratefully received towards the film go direct to the film company Grammar Productions and whilst the company works closely on the film with H4FA, we are a registered charity and wholly separate from Grammar Productions.





The three images below exemplify the work of Grammar with H4FA and the old soldiers.



Chin1 "Veteran Chan Iap, outside his hut with two trustees and interpreter in the Chin Hills."



Saw Berny "Veteran Saw Berny"



Grammar "The launch of the Gala Dinner with Alex Bescoby, Maxwell Jones and Luke Ratcliff of Grammar Productions and Levison Wood: Explorer, broadcaster, writer and former British Army Parachute Regiment Officer and strong supporter of the film project."



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