Little Troopers is a small charity that relies on funds raised by our supporters and we love it when new businesses join us. Peepul.co.uk has designed a beautiful Dandelion wooden peg doll and will be donating £5 to the charity for every doll sold.
Peepul.co.uk is a children’s toy business run by Kate White, a military wife and mum, making and selling little wooden peg people. To date Kate has sold 65 Dandelion Dolls raising £325 so far for Little Troopers.
Kate said “My husband has been in the RAF for 18 years and we’ve been married for five years. He’s currently deployed for four months, which is his first since our little boy George was born. Before he went away, we received one of Little Troopers fabulous Separation Packs from community support at RAF Brize Norton. The pack really helped me with ideas for how to help George, who is now three years old, cope with daddy going away. I loved the different activities and resources to help him to understand.”
The charity has already helped Kate in the early years of her family’s life and she knew that she wanted to make a product that she could sell and donate a portion of the proceeds to Little Troopers. The dandelion was the perfect inspiration as it is the symbol of the military child.
“Lots of military families have bought the dolls – including one customer who bought ten to give as presents to families leaving the patch. However, lots of non-military families have also bought them – the dandelion seems to mean a lot to people for lots of different reasons” said Kate.
Louise, the Charity founder and operations manager said “These Dandelion dolls are so beautiful and very poignant. When Kate came to our charity to ask if she could work with us and make a donation from each sale we were delighted. We love working with businesses, especially those set up by military families who understand how important our charity is. On our new website we have a new Business Partners section to help others see how they could get involved”
Kate adds, “I’ve found Little Troopers very easy and friendly to work with – they’re great at promoting what I’m doing on their social media channels and made it very easy for me to make donations from each batch of Dandelion Peepul as they are sold, as an ongoing commitment. I’ve also found it’s been a very popular cause amongst my customers and the Dandelion Peepul have sold out within a few hours every time I’ve released a batch. I’m looking forward to carrying on making them and donating the proceeds as we go along!”
You can find out more about Peepul on theirFacebook page @PeepulPeople or the website at www.peepul.co.uk.
Here is a picture of Kate and her inspiration for the Dandelion Peepul – her Husband Sgt Jon White and son George.