AS the 7th Armoured Brigade, the Desert Rats, began a long nine months in Afghanistan, My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures flew to Germany to surprise the families left behind.
The event was supported by 32 Engineer Regiment, who are deployed in Afghanistan as part of the Desert Rats. More than 250 children attended, with a number of regiments across the Hohne and Fallingbostel Garrisons joining in the activities.
Pop duo Same Difference ran a pop academy workshop where the children learnt songs and dances and put on a production. Chelsea Football Club also joined in the fun, putting on a day of football coaching for the children. There were plenty of smiles to be seen over this fun-filled weekend!
Louise Fetigan, founder of My Daddy is a Soldier Adventures, said: “The weekend was overwhelming in so many ways and we met so many amazing families. We wish all the soldiers a safe tour and we hope we brought a small positive at the beginning of a long separation”.
A childrens’ resource pack is available as well as special event days, to ease the separation period and distract children from the worries and anxieties associated with a parent being away for months at a time.
To find out more, visit www.mydaddyisasoldieradventures.org