Spreading Christmas Smiles with Build-A-Bear and a Panto
The news lots of you have been waiting for.....Applications for Bears is now OPEN!
As part of their Christmas Smiles campaign Little Troopers have teamed up with the Build-A-Bear Foundation to send out a limited number of Build-A-Bear teddies to military children who will have a parent deployed overseas with the British Armed Forces on Christmas Day.
You can now email them (email@example.com) to apply for a bear.
Put "Christmas Smiles - Build-A-Bear Application" in the subject box and include answers to all the following questions:
Your name and postal address (where you would like the bear to be sent)
Service of serving parent(s) e.g. Royal Navy, British Army, RAF
Details of ship/base/unit of serving parent
Confirmation your child(ren) have a parent deployed overseas including Christmas Day 2020 Little Troopers will accept applications up until noon on 30th November 2020. Please only apply if your child(ren) has a serving British Armed Forces parent deployed overseas on Christmas Day 2020.
- They are only able to send ONE bear to each family.
- Applications without all detail completed will not be valid.
- Applications that do not meet the criteria will not be valid.
- In the event that they receive more applications than they have bears, all applicants will be entered into a lottery on Tuesday 2nd December.
- Successful families will be notified by email on Friday 4th December. If you do not receive an email on this date then your application has unfortunately not been successful (note that sometimes emails can end up in your junk mail).
- All bears will be sent 2nd class post w/c 7th December.
- Applications valid from serving (regular or reserve) British Armed Forces families only.
Don't worry if you are not successful in getting a bear, they have another FREE Christmas Smiles initiative that all military families can enjoy.
They are very excited to announce that we have organised a free virtual pantomime of Cinderella
for you all to watch and enjoy from the comfort of your home.
The pantomime will be streamed live on Sunday 20th December at 1400hrs
, so pop the date on your calendars!
They will be sending out the access link and code to the panto closer to the time via their mailing list, if you’re not subscribed to the newsletter already, then you can sign-up here
Little Troopers are also running a series of Christmas Smiles giveaways throughout December, so keep an eye out for the first one on 1st