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Little Trooper of the Month

Faith Lees

November 2021

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.  

 

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Faith Lees

Nominate a Trooper of the month!

We want to recognise Little Troopers; children with parents serving in the British Armed Forces who have been exceptionally brave, inspirational or just extra special against all odds. 

This is an opportunity to really celebrate and shine a spotlight on the lives of incredible military children, hear the special stories and give them the recognition they really deserve.

Our monthly winner will receive a special prize, certificate and lasting recognition of a customised, unique medal. We will also shout about how amazing our winners our on our website, social media and other related publications.

Nominations welcomed from Unit Welfare Offices, Community Development Workers, Schools/Nurseries and of course YOU!

If you are not the parent or guardian of the child you are nominating you must ask permission and advise them you are nominating. We will need to contact them directly to progress a nomination if successful.

Unsuccessful nominations will not be contacted.

Please upload a recent photograph we can use for certificate and hall of fame if they win:

Eligible children: ANY child with a parent or step parent currently serving with the British Army, Royal Navy or Royal Air Force; wherever they live, reserve or regular, parents married or unmarried. Children can only win once. Please only nominate one child per nomination. Children of any age can be nominated. Please ensure all the information you submit is true and correct stating if the child is a step child/has a different father or mother to serving person.

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