Families

Share Your Special 'Military Moments' For Charity's Annual Calendar

Little Troopers is calling on British Armed Forces families to share their heart-warming family photos for its 2020 calendar.

The children of our military personnel often face unique challenges like frequent house and school moves, and being separated from their mums or dads for long periods of time.

The charity Little Troopers exists to support these little legends. They aim to help maintain the family bond through events, child-focussed support and initiatives such as its app Little Troopers Treasures and fun-filled separation packs.

 

This image of Lillie Rose Messenger and her Stepmum Corporal Ursula Beetham was taken shortly before one of Ursula's trips away.

The charity Little Troopers, founded by military spouse Louise Fetigan, rely solely on donations and fundraising activities such as the sales of their annual calendar. And now they'd like to hear from you.

Louise Fetigan explains: “Once again we are on the hunt for real-life photos that encapsulate military life and celebrate the unique relationship that Armed Forces parents share with their children.

“This is the eighth year we have run the search and we have been privileged to share some truly treasured moments. These photos bring to life what our charity is all about, which is to champion and support our wonderful little troopers. It’s our favourite time of year and we can’t wait to see everyone’s entries for the 2020 calendar.”

Little Isabella runs to give dad a big squeeze.

Every day British Armed Forces personnel share magical moments with their children. Whether that’s a big homecoming welcome following a long deployment, a garrison preschool class proudly dressed in uniform, a child waving to their parent in a military parade or simply a big family cuddle after a week on exercise.

If it’s a special military moment that makes you smile or brings a tear to your eye then Little Troopers want to hear from you. 

The ‘Military Moments’ calendar will feature real-life photos taken by military families that capture the special bond between military children and their serving parents.

Families can submit their images on the Little Troopers website and the competition will close on 12th September. Thirteen images will be selected for the calendar and the best three photos will also win a prize.

For more information visit www.littletroopers.net