Millie Foreman aged 6 has been awarded Little Trooper of the Month for February.
Millie’s Dad serves in the Royal Navy. Millie was nominated by her Mum Emma.
Millie’s Mum told us a bit more about her experience as a military child –
“Her first deployment that she would remember is June 2019. She struggled to communicate with daddy while he was away and said she didn’t want to see him if he wasn’t here.
We did go out to visit him halfway through and met him in Dubai which was a holiday of a life-time.
After that it all went a bit downhill. My husband’s dad got very ill in hospital, and he was also delayed in coming home for 2 weeks. He finally came home at the beginning of February.
Unfortunately, then the pandemic started which meant the end of preschool for Millie because I had to shield. The 3 of us all stayed home together. Throughout this Millie was brilliant but it did set her back a lot in confidence and gave her a lot of fear and worry. She did amazingly well to still start her brand-new school in September and she has thrived there.
Daddy deployed again in November 2021. This was very hard for Millie after having him home for the last 20 months. They are best buddies. But yet she has still conquered all her fears, become a wonderful, confident, independent little girl and this time around has kept up great communication with her daddy (which has been hard for her in the past).
Daddy is now due home at the end of this month and we are very excited. We are so proud of all Millie has achieved this year, always seeing the positive and as she puts it “we just have to get on with it mummy!”
Millie also raised £80 for Little Troopers by riding her bike for 15 miles over Fundraise February whilst her Dad was deployed , as she likes to use the Little Troopers Treasures App and listen to the stories and messages he leaves for her there.
Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said: “We are so proud that Millie chose to support Little Troopers with her fundraising efforts, after using our resources, whilst her Dad was on deployment. Millie is a very special little trooper indeed and we are delighted to award her this months Little Trooper of the Month Award.”
This month’s Little Trooper of the month award has kindly been sponsored by BaxterStorey. BaxterStorey is the UK’s biggest independent foodservice provider of bespoke hospitality services through restaurants, café bars, deli operations and executive dining rooms for a wide range of customers.