Little Troopers Ambassador Thom Smith and his rugby team Doncaster Knights recently invited 13 military children and their families to watch them play the Cornish Pirates. The invitation was part of the charity’s celebration of April being Month of the Military Child.
After the game the families got to meet some of the players including back row, Thom, whose dad serves in the RAF. Thom said: “I know first-hand what it’s like to be a military child and how hard it can be when your serving parent is away from home or you have to move house or school every few years.
“I’m proud to be an Ambassador for Little Troopers and it meant a lot to be able to invite some local military children to the game. It was great to chat to them about their own experiences of military life and their views on what life is like growing up as a military child.”
Louise, founder of the charity added: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Doncaster Knights for hosting some of our families this weekend. The families told us how much fun they had both at the match and being able to meet the players after. The event is one of many things our charity has been doing during the Month of the Military Child to help military children feel special and supported.”
Visit our Month of the Military Child web page here.