Over the past five years we have been very lucky that the work of Little Troopers and Louise Fetigan, our founder, has been recognised with various awards. These awards are so humbling and mean so much and best of all it raises awareness of Little Troopers and the challenges faced daily by children of our British Armed Forces.
Prime Ministers Points of Light Award
At Armed Forces Day in Guildford Louise Fetigan was presented with a Points of Light Award from the Prime Minster David Cameron for the work of Little Troopers
The Points of Light award recognises outstanding individuals – people who are making a change in their community and inspiring others.
Tesco Supportive Mum of the Year
Louise was nominated and chosen from thousands to be awarded the Supportive Tesco Mum of the Year Award, at a fabulous ceremony at The Savoy Hotel in London Helen Skelton and Greg Rutherford presented the award on stage to Louise.
You can watch the film shown at the ceremony here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLpOr8Y8j6k
Following these awards ITV This Morning also made this film about Little Troopers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRQgA9skye8
The Sun Military Award (Millie) Support to the Armed Forces
In a star studded ceremony at the Martime Museum in London Louise Fetigan, our founder, collected the Support to the Award Forces Award on behalf of the charity. The award was presented by Jeremy Clarkson and Mary Berry and lots of Little Troopers surprised Louise on stage!
The awards were televised on ITV on 18th December 2014, the response was amazing and lead to us listening to peoples comments and becoming a tri-service charity in November 2015!
Watch the video shown at the awards here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6iyMf2ZZmVE
We were also on ITV Good Morning Britain: http://www.itv.com/goodmorningbritain/news/military-awards-honours-the-armed-forces
4Children South West Family Hero Award
Extraordinarily selfless people from around the country were honoured as they were crowned Family Heroes of the nationally acclaimed 4Children and Take a Break Magazine UK Awards 2013. The respected and much prized awards recognise those selfless people who, every day, go that extra mile to make life better for others. And there wasn’t a dry eye in the house as Louise Fetigan, of Bovington, Dorset, was crowned Family Hero for the South West.
Watch the short video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6CKJcPVUY3k
Eagle Radio Local Hero Award
In the volunteering and charities category, this category awards an individual or organisation who provide dedicated commitment and extraordinary contributions to the community. Louise Fetigan was delighted to collect the award on behalf of the charity and all the Little Troopers.