A 21-year-old from Falmouth whose dad serves in the Royal Navy will be conquering Snowdon next weekend (Saturday, September 9) to raise money for the charity, Little Troopers.

Emily Spooner knows first-hand how challenging it can be to have a parent in the British Armed Forces while you are growing up.

Her Dad, Ross, has served in the Navy for 35 years and has been deployed overseas 20s times during Emily’s childhood.

Realising that there was a charity out there to support military children during these more challenging times that military life can bring, Emily decided to join take on the challenge and has roped her Mum and Dad into joining her.

The family will join 50 other fundraisers including children as young as six, military personnel, families and supporters.

Emily comments “When I was growing up there was very little awareness or resources available to support children growing up in military families so having the opportunity to support a charity that aims to provide a safe and comforting environment for the whole family as well as the children themselves during the challenging times military families face has really motivated me to take on this challenge.”

Little Troopers is a charity founded by British Army veteran, Louise Fetigan, in 2011.

The charity is open to all children who have a parent serving in the British Armed Forces, of which there are estimated to be more than 100,000 children across the forces community.

Funds raised from the Snowdon trek will go towards Little Troopers resources, initiatives and events to support military children at home and in school, especially during challenging times such as when their parent is deployed or a child has to move house, school or country.

 Last year Little Troopers launched two new projects including its All Together deployment club and the Little Troopers Therapy Programme.

The charity’s Little Troopers at School programme has also recently been nominated for a Teach Secondary award.

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, adds: “Little Trooper is a small charity with a big heart doing its very best for all the military children out there. We are so grateful to all our Snowdon fundraisers, but especially to young people like Emily who understand first-hand what it’s like to grow-up in the forces community and want to raise money to support other little troopers like them.”

More than 50 fundraisers will gather in Wales on Saturday to climb Britain’s second highest mountain for Little Troopers.

To donate to the Little Troopers Snowdon trek visit: https://donate.giveasyoulive.com/campaign/snowdon-2023-for-little-troopers For more information about Little Troopers visit www.littletroopers.net