Despite the challenges of the pandemic, 2021 has been a busy year for our Charity. Over the year we have reached out and supported thousands of military children across the country and in bases around the world.
Through the events we have held and resources that we have sent direct we have reached over 9,000 children. In addition, our online resources have been downloaded 4,200 times and over 700 schools have signed up to the Little Troopers at Schools project, which means we have reached thousands more indirectly.
Louise, founder of the charity said: “Our work with Little Troopers at home is still a vital part of the work that we do and our Little Troopers Treasures app, Separation packs and birthday cards are still as popular as when we began. However, this year we focused on two areas, our children’s mental health and work through schools. The X-ray of feelings have become one of our most popular downloads and we are delighted to see so many schools use our resources to help the children in their education setting.”
Here is a snapshot of our year in numbers:
- Over 3,600 military children attended our Little Troopers at School virtual workshop (from 300 schools across England and Wales)
- 2,500 copies of the Little Troopers Gazette were distributed
- Eight SQUAD podcast episodes were recorded and the series, which can still be downloaded, has been listened to over 850 times
- 2,000 Build a Bears have been sent out through our Christmas Smiles campaign
- This month 450 Christmas Smiles ODEON Cinema tickets were given away
- We celebrated 12 Little Troopers of the Month
- Over 4,200 resources have been downloaded from our website
- 295 personalised birthday cards have been sent
- We have received orders for 1,100 Separation Packs
- Two virtual entertainment shows were broadcast exclusively for little troopers
- Four tablet devices were given away to families to help them access our Little Troopers Treasures app
- 705 schools signed up to Little Troopers at Schools
- Six X-Ray of Feelings were produced and uploaded to the website
- We hosted two live baking events with GBBO Beca Lyne-Perkis on Facebook
- New school resources have been added to our Little Troopers at School project, including:
Louise, adds “We have had a super busy year and it is so nice to look back at the positive impact that our work has achieved. Plans are now well underway for 2022; one of our projects is to consolidate our work and find new ways to share our resources to help even more littler troopers.”
Everything that the charity has achieved this year was made possible by money donated by organisations and our wonderful community. If you would like to find out about fundraising for Little Troopers or making a donation please click here.
Everyone at Little Troopers wants to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.