A summer fundraising project raised over £350 for our charity. The Climb a Mountain challenge, supported by Umbali, gave families the chance to walk the distance of a mountain climb. The money raised through the challenge will help us reach out and support even more little troopers.
The Climb a Mountain challenge is inspired by an event that helped create our charity. Little Troopers (well its predecessor My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures) was born after our founder Louise and her daughter Madison climbed Snowdon with a group of friends in 2011. Madison’s Dad was deployed to the Afghanistan conflict at the time and she was struggling. Louise got together with a friend and they planned a trek up Snowdon, to help distract the girls. They trained and planned for 3 months and Louise can still remember their screams of joy when they made it to the top!
The Deacons who joined our summer challenge this year, said, “Little Troopers is an amazing charity that helps and supports military children with everyday military life from moving house and school to parents being away etc. Ours have benefitted lots whether at school or downloading countdown charts to daddy coming home or the newsletters and free books they receive.”
Louise, founder of the charity, added “I am really proud of all our mountain fundraisers including our Little Troopers team. It is really nice to be able to recognise the charity’s beginning and raise money to help continue our work.”
Schools and families can still fundraise through a Climb a Mountain challenge.
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