Monday 20th February 2023
All Together is a project from the charity Little Troopers bringing military children together who have a parent deployed. The dates for the next free residential, in March, are open for booking.
When: March to Sunday 12 March 2023
Where: at the Liddington Adventure Centre in Swindon
What: A weekend of adventurous activities with other military children
Who: Military children 13 years +
How much: The weekend is funded so no cost however it is your responsibility to ensure you get your child to and from the activity centre. Accommodation, food and activities included
Application: Please complete a form per child
Twenty-four military teens will come together over the weekend to meet each other, make new friends and take part in a packed itinerary of outdoor adventures from rock climbing to abseiling and archery. The charity will also be running some military wellbeing sessions, exploring some of the unique challenges they face as a forces teen.
All Together Residentials
This will be the second residential weekend that the charity has run as part of the All Together deployment club. In October, 24 military teens gathered in Richmond for a fun-filled weekend at the Marrick Priory Centre.
Ellen (15), one of the teens that attended, commented:
“At first I was really nervous because I didn’t know anyone but everyone has been really nice and it’s been a great opportunity to make new friends with other people who understand what you’re going through.”
Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said:
“Our aim with the All Together project is to reach as many children as possible to bring them together in different ways and to help them feel part of a special community of other little troopers who are going through the same experience. Our last residential weekend was really well received by young people and their parents, with everyone commenting how beneficial it had been to bring military teens together. Lots of new friendships were made and it’s a weekend they will remember for a lifetime.
“We are really excited to be announcing the next All Together residential and are already looking forward to meeting our new group of young people.”
The weekend is completely free to attend, but transport is not provided so parents must be able to drop their children off at the Adventure Centre by 6pm on Friday evening and collect them by 3pm on Sunday afternoon.
For more information about Little Troopers All Together and to learn more about other initiatives the charity has in place to support service children, visit www.littletroopers.net