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Bringing Christmas Smiles to our little troopers

Once again Little Troopers is working hard to bring hundreds of Christmas smiles to little troopers faces at this tough time of the year. Being separated from your Mum and Dad at any time of the year is difficult but over the Festive period is especially hard as it is such a family time.

In previous years the charity has given hundreds of little troopers and their families free pantomime tickets as part of the Little Troopers Christmas Smiles campaign. This year we have three theatres signed up already Oxford, Southampton and Sheffield, with more to come.

The campaign run by our Charity encourages theatres and entertainment companies to donate free tickets to military families who have someone serving away from home over the Festive period.

Louise Fetigan who founded the charity Little Troopers and is an ex-soldier herself said “We are so grateful to all who donate tickets to our Christmas Smiles initiative, it is so special to be able to sprinkle some smiles over what can be a difficult time for military families when they have someone serving overseas. We get sent lots of photos of very happy Little Troopers enjoying their tickets, a couple of hours of magic away from the sadness of missing their Mummy or Daddy.”

To find out what tickets are available through Christmas Smiles you have to be signed up to receive the Little Troopers newsletter. We will send out details of the tickets and ask that you apply by email giving details of the tickets you would like and who in your family is serving away this Christmas.

The family’s below received tickets last year:

Michelle Thurgood said:

“Thank you Little Troopers for such an awesome night watching Billionaire Boy! It’s a fantastic show and we’re so grateful for the tickets. And David Walliams walking on stage at the end had my daughter falling off her chair with excitement!!”

The  Woolley family said:

“Thank you for our tickets for the Christmas panto my little girl loved her first ever panto… with a surprise visit from her Nannie we managed to purchase an extra ticket so Nannie could come along to to enjoy the fun… thank you so much once again for putting a smile on Nancy face and mine too of course… love the Woolley family x”

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