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Merry Christmas from Little Troopers

It’s Christmas! We wanted to take this chance to wish you a very merry Christmas from Little Troopers.

2023 has been another busy year for our charity. We’ve continued to build on our Little Troopers at School project, Therapy programme and provide support for our little troopers at home. We’ve also hosted 14 events as part of our Little Troopers Deployment club and sent 2,500 Christmas boxes. In September a group of 40 people joined Louise to climb Snowdon on one of the hottest days of the year. This amazing group raised over £8,000.

Louise, founder of our charity said; “2023 has been bittersweet for me. Seeing the growth of our charity and the Therapy programme has been amazing. However, I’m devastated that my brother who was a great supporter to me and our charity passed away in March. It is sad that he wasn’t able to witness the growth in projects he helped bring to fruition. This Christmas will be a quiet one, but we will be back in the New Year with more plans.”

2024 is just a week away and we have ideas for new projects bubbling away. We are looking to work with more Academy Trusts in our Schools project and growing Little Troopers In Healthcare. We’re also looking forward to celebrating ten years of our Little Trooper of the Month scheme!

Have someone away over Christmas?

If you have someone deployed over Christmas this year, don’t forget that we have lots online to support your family:

  • Free downloads including separation diaries, Time difference sheet and our X-Ray of Feelings for parent going away
  • Crafty Little Troopers activities can give the children something to focus on. We have Christmas crafts, but also several that can help with separation such as Separation paperchain, Keepsake book and welcome home bunting. There are also some mindfulness colouring sheets that could provide a peaceful project for everyone!

Louise adds, “If you have someone deployed over Christmas, I know today can be hard. Try and take five minutes for you. Wishing you a happy Christmas and I hope your family will be back together soon.”

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