We are pleased to award a £15,000 grant to Little Troopers to fund the charity’s “Little Troopers at School” flagship programme.

The charity seeks to educate schools about the unique needs and circumstances of military children and provides tangible resources that teachers can use in the classroom.

Children in Army families often face different daily challenges from other children, especially disruption to their education and other family pressures that can lead to stress and anxiety. We are committed to ensuring that our military children’s welfare needs are not forgotten.

In 2021 Little Troopers delivered the first phase of its project, organising workshops for more than 200 schools and reaching 3,500 military children. Our donation will go towards the next series of workshops planned for 2022.

Louise Fetigan, Founder of Little Troopers, said:

We are delighted that ABF The Soldiers’ Charity has recognised the positive impact our Little Troopers at School programme is having in schools. It is so important to our charity that military children feel recognised and supported in their education setting and our workshops and resources offer schools an engaging and interactive way to do this.

More than 700 schools are now signed up to our programme and this funding will enable us to maintain momentum and deliver more workshops later this year for hundreds of military children in our Armed Forces community.

Brigadier (Ret’d) Peter Monteith, Chief of Staff at ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, added:

Little Troopers is perfectly named as the small charity with a big heart doing its best for military children, ensuring that they are not unfairly disadvantaged by the turbulence of military life. We are proud to provide this donation to its work.

To find out more about Little Troopers, visit their website here.

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