A group of children from Ravenscote School in Surrey have been on a fundraising drive to help a charity that helps one of their team. Shaurya, Leo, Ewan, Ryan, Andreas and Thomas formed The Item Shop to sell treasure chests and plastic coins to make a brilliant £78 that they donated to Little Troopers.
The group chose Little Troopers because both of Thomas’ parents are in the British Army, his Mum serves with the Home Command in Aldershot. Thomas said “Little Troopers has given my family so much fun and support over the years, I really wanted to give them something back so that they could carry on helping more children like me and my brother”
Louise, Founder of the Charity said “These beautiful junior school aged children took so much time to make items and sell them for our charity. I was so overwhelmed when I received their very lovely letter was so proud to pay their cheque into the charity bank”
Other members of the The Item Shop team told us why they wanted to get involved:
” I heard about Little Troopers from my friend Thomas and they sounded great. I was glad we could raise money for them” – Andreas
” I wanted to help this charity as parents of these children give us all so much. So I wanted to give back to show my appreciation” – Leo
“I wanted to donate to this Charity because they aid children whose parents work for the armed Forces and many other Britain supporting forces. We chose Little Troopers to show our appreciation for them” – Shaurya
The money raised by these amazing children will help Little Troopers to continue our work in supporting Forces Families. Anyone serving with the British Armed Forces can be away from home for up to nine months a year. That means a parent can be away from their children often missing Birthdays and Christmas. Our work helps to support our Forces families and keep the precious bond between Parent and child even though they can be miles apart.
The fantastic Item Shop team