Bulford military families come together to support charity

Bulford military families come together to support charity

Published at 5:50am 21st February 2020.

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Little Troopers has been holding a community fundraiser as they step up their work in Salisbury Plain.

The event at The Beeches in Bulford was put together to give families a chance to get together over half term, build awareness of the charity and raise funds for them.

Activities like face painting, balloon modelling, crafts, colouring, a bake sale and a raffle were held to tempt people in.

Little Troopers Bulford event February 2020
Families got together at The Beeches for an afternoon of half term for a cause close to their hearts

The charity's says they had more than 100 people going along and raised £234 for Little Troopers.

That will go into their work with children from military backgrounds.

WHAT DOES LITTLE TROOPERS DO? 

They provide support and resources for young people affected by military life and the unique challenges that brings.

There's a focus on helping children with issues like separation while their parents are away serving, and the anxieties of having to frequently move home and school.

Little Troopers Bulford event February 2020
Colouring was among the activities for families in Bulford

Among their initiatives is a free storytime app which has been developed alongside children's publishers Harper Collins.

They also have the Little Troopers Treasures App, which keeps families connected during operational tours and exercises.

Late last year, they also launched new wellbeing courses for military children, with Bulford's Kiwi School among the first in the country to host the sessions.

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said their growing connections with Bulford are special: 

"It was great to see so many families from the military community come together at the fundraiser. Their support means the world to us. Even the smallest of donations makes a big difference and enables us to continue our work helping all the special Little Troopers out there."

You can find out more about the charity on the Little Troopers website.

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