Little Trooper of the Month

Daisy Sears

September 2020

Daisy decided to take on a mammoth fundraising challenge during lockdown, when her Dad, who serves in the Army, was deployed to the Outer Hebrides at the start of lockdown, to help the NHS fight Covid-19.

Daisy had just returned from South Africa and was determined to use lockdown to do something positive. So she decided to raise money for Little Troopers by cycling and running the distance from their home to where her Dad was posted,which was 1080km.

To reach her target, Daisy went out every day to complete a 10K run or cycle, as well as juggling her schoolwork at home. With no exercise bike or treadmill in sight, Daisy completed the whole challenge outside, whatever the weather. She even roped in some of her neighbours to join her for social distanced runs or to cycle alongside her if they couldn’t keep up!

Daisy’s Dad told us “I am so proud of her and I think she really is a Little Trooper, she aimed to raise £500, but has now on completion of her challenge raised over £4000!”

Daisy has split her amazing fundraising total between Little Troopers and Blood Cancer UK.

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said: “We are honoured that Daisy has chosen Little Troopers as one of her charities in this incredible challenge. It’s amazing to see someone so young be so self-motivated and inspiring. “

Daisy will receive a Little Troopers medal, certificate and special prize as part of her award. Well done Daisy, you’re a real Little Trooper!

Daisy in the woods

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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