Little Trooper of the Month

Daisy Sears

September 2016

“When I told Daisy that I was running in the Bournemouth Marathon Festival to raise money for charity, she asked if she could also run and raise money for Little Troopers. When I asked her why she wanted to help Little Troopers she said she wanted to say thank you for all that they do for service children like herself. They had gifted her and her sister Matilda, 2, with tickets to Lapland UK last winter, as well as sending them personalised birthday cards.

Daisy signed up for the junior race and set about raising as much money as she could and training so she could finish in a respectable time. On race day, she excelled all our expectations, crossing the finish line fastest girl out of 163! Afterwards, I asked her if she felt tired at all during the run and she said, “yes I did, but I just thought of the children I was raising money for and thought, I have to keep going”.

Daisy’s achievement and dedication to helping other service children has been made all the more impressive because she has had a hard year herself. Edward, her Step Daddy is currently serving with HQ 3 Div and has been away for around half the year on various exercises, meaning he has missed not just time at home together as a family, but also things such as birthdays, the start of a new school year and our trip to Lapland UK. Throughout it all Daisy has remained strong and mainly positive despite missing Edward every day that he is away.

We are so proud of Daisy, her big heart and her compassion for other people. She is a true inspiration to us and we couldn’t be prouder of her.”

Louise Fetigan from Little Troopers said “Daisy is so inspirational we had to award her Little Trooper of the month, she has shown such determination and to support lots of other Little Troopers like herself. We were so touched Daisy chose to raise money for our charity, she has already raised £325 which is fantastic, Well done and thank you”

You can still donate to Daisy’s page here: https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/daisysears1


Daisy Sears

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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