Faith Lees, 8, has been awarded ‘Little Trooper of the Month’ for being a young carer as well as coping with the challenges of being a military child.
Faith’s Dad serves in the British Army and often has to work away from home. Meanwhile, Faith’s Mum Rachel is disabled, which means that Faith cares for her at home when her Dad is working away by helping her with her medication and doing the housework.
Faith was recently awarded a grant by Young Carers Wales Trust that has allowed her to take some time out from her responsibilities at home and enjoy learning to horse- ride and she has even started show jumping.
Faith is also involved in a military children’s club at her primary school where she gets to bond with and share her experiences with other service children.
Faith’s Mum, Rachel, tells us: “Faith is just an incredible child all-round. She takes on any challenge that comes her way with a big smile on her face and she is my rock. She makes her family, friends and school ever so proud everyday”.
Faith will receive a medal, certificate and a £50 voucher as part of her prize.
Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said: “Faith is an amazing young lady who is not only coping with the challenges that military life can bring but is also looking after her Mum every day and supporting other military children at school. Congratulations on winning our award Faith. You really are a little trooper.”
This month’s Little Trooper of the month award has kindly been sponsored by Amazon.