Little Troopers (formally My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures) is a registered charity supporting children with parent(s) in our British Armed Forces, these children face unique daily challenges due to their parents career choice especially when they experience repeated separation of varying lengths of time from their serving parent(s) due to exercises, training, operations and other service commitments.
As a charity we ensure all Little Troopers have fundamental resources available to help ease and aid the separation period, that support can be reached self-sufficiently from wherever you are based, events are made available to promote reconnection of parent and Little Trooper and there is a community celebrating how special all the Little Troopers out there really are!
The original charity was born following a very successful fundraising event ‘My daddy is a soldier trek 2011’ which was arranged by the founders of My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures; Louise Fetigan and Linda Trickett. This event enabled three Army children to focus on a fun activity trekking up Mount Snowdon and the children managed to gain a sense of community and belonging from the experience, distracting them in a positive way from the fact their fathers were in Afghanistan. In November 2015 the charity was relaunched by Louise as Little Troopers supporting all children with a serving parent in the regular or reserve British Armed Forces.
Louise herself served in the British Army and saw active service in Kosovo. Her husband is a serving soldier who has undertaken six operational tours of duty since their daughter was born in 2003. Louise is passionate about helping all the Little Troopers at home through the anxiety of deployment and also the stress of a long course or exercise having experienced first hand the impact it can have….Read more of Louise’s story