Little Troopers weekend of fun and friendships in Pirbright
Over 235 people from British Armed Families came together for a special Adventure weekend in Pirbright. The weekend, which took place on the 18th and 19th June was organised by the charity Little Troopers.
This is the fifth Summer Camp organised by the charity, but the first to welcome families from the Royal Navy and Royal Air Force as well as the British Army. Charity Founder Louise Fetigan explains why it is so important. “It was so brilliant to see families from all of our British Forces come together this weekend. I am so pleased we have been able to extend the reach of our charity and this weekend has proven it was the right decision. I’ve seen so many children making new friends and going off in groups talking abut what it is like for them to have a Mum or Dad serving.”
Little Troopers aims to help families keep the special bond between a serving parent and their families. Long deployments and training courses can take a soldier, sailor or air person away for up to nine months a year. The charity organises activities and provides online resources to help families stay connected.
During the weekend the children got to enjoy a whole range of activities including: Chelsea FC Football coaching, Survival skills workshop, Saturday night Festival, swimming, Circus Skills class, Magic workshop, Craft session making keepsake boxes and a Dance Academy.
Louise added “We are so grateful to the team and community in Pirbright. They are always so welcoming and helpful to us.”
After the weekend one parent said:
“Thanks for a great weekend at Pirbright camp! The kids loved all the activities – the ‘Buttons Show’ and the big climbing wall were tops. Thanks Little Troopers!”
Another added “Best camp yet, see you next year.”
The camp is an annual event and will be back in 2017, watch this space for the dates!!
View the photos from the weekend HERE