The latest Forces Wives Challenge in July is to raise money for Little Troopers in celebration of our tenth anniversary. Forces Wives Challenge (FWC) is a social enterprise that unites women with partners in the Armed Forces through adventure and challenge. This month 100 FWC ladies will climb the infamous Pen y Fan in the Brecon Beacons.
Their latest challenge on Saturday 17th July will see them return to the Mountain where the Forces Wives Challenge began. It will be their 16th Challenge since they set up in 2018 and the group has raised over £42,000 for charities in the last three years. They wanted to support Little Troopers for this challenge as it is close to their hearts, many members have children of their own and have struggled with the challenges of military life.
Our charity founder Louise and Kate from our team will be joining the Forces wives for the climb. Kate said, “It’s great to be able to do a face-to-face fundraising event again. I’m really looking forward to spending the day with lots of other people from the Armed Forces community and raising money for a cause that means so much to us and our families.”
For Louise the climb will be poignant as ten years ago she climbed Snowdon with her daughter Madison. This climb was the reason that Little Troopers began as Louise was trying to find support for Madison while her Dad was deployed. She was really struggling, as they lived in their own home and she was finding long periods of separation concurrently really hard to deal with. The original trek gave Madison something to focus on and a distraction from missing her Dad. The idea for a UK charity that could provide support for military children was born.