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Thursday, 22 August 2019

Enjoy Staffordshire Celebrate Summer Staffordshire Style

There’s still time for some fun in the sun, so take a trip to Staffordshire for spectacular entertainment, mouth-watering food and drink, and thrilling family adventures!

Brilliant Bank Holiday

It’s a sensational Bank Holiday Weekend, with The Great Exhibition lighting up Lichfield CathedralThe Big Feast bringing circus, dance, and comedy to the streets of Stoke-on-Trent, Spirits of the Railway packed with gin, whisky, and steam trains at Churnet Valley RailwayLichfield Food Festival cooking up a storm, and more!
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Make time to getaway

There’s still time to book a late availability break and getaway for the Bank Holiday weekend.  Choose from award-winning hotels, warm and welcoming B&Bs or charming country cottages. The weather forecast is great, so what are you waiting for?
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Last chance to see

See the summer out in style with Thomas & Friends at Drayton Manor Park, hop on the new rides at Alton Towers Resort and Waterworld, explore your creative side at World of Wedgwood, and lose yourself in the Moon Landing Maize Maze at the National Forest Adventure Farm.
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Must-see in September

Experience a unique occasion at the quirky Abbots Bromley Horn Dance, celebrate traditional country pursuits at Weston Park’s Midland Game Fair, sample the best local produce and enjoy live music at Tamworth Food Gusto, and embrace ceramics past, present and future at the British Ceramics Biennial.
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Mouth-watering menus

Head to beautiful South Staffordshire and savour our Afternoon Tea of the Year at Essington Farm, enjoy fine dining and views of the pretty Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal at The Moat House, and gaze over Cannock Chase and delicious seasonal dishes at The Chase Golf Club.
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Dates for your diary

Sept 4th Access All Areas Raceday, Uttoxeter Racecourse
Sept 9th Abbots Bromley Horn Dance
Sept 14th-15th Midland Game Fair, Weston Park
Sept 21st-22nd Autumn Festival, National Memorial Arboretum
Oct 4th-6th Stone Food & Drink Festival

AWS Stay & Play Summer Sessions Thursday 22nd August - Teddy Bears Picnic

Wednesday, 21 August 2019

Stafford Walking Street

Defence Discount Service (DDS) Latest Offers

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Defence Discount Service (DDS) Service Day Fireworks at Legoland



We are hoping that members join us for Services Day 2019 FIREWORKS at Legoland Windsor this event will take place on Sunday 3rd November 2019, park opening 12pm to 7pm.
The Theme Park will remain closed to the members of the public and only available for Defence Discount Service and Blue Light Card members.  There is no opportunity to purchase tickets on the day.
Available date is: Sunday 3rd November 2019.

Ticket prices are just £25.00 for an adult, £25.00 for children and free for under 3's.  Members can also enjoy free car parking on the day which is normally £5 per car.
Please note: Annual passes cannot be used for this day.
Tickets will sell out fast for these events due to caps in place for the day so early booking is recommended.  


Book online via link
Expires: 02 November 2019 

Once it's Online, it's online. Think twice before you post

Get Safe Online have shared top tips on how to keep your family and yourself safe on social media. Read more HERE

Little Troopers

On the move?
August is here and the sun is shining....on and off! I know many of you will not be sunbathing because you will be up to your eyes in packing boxes. It's that time of the year when many of you are saying your goodbyes before moving on to your next posting. It can be a tough time for all of the family and I know how hard it can be to coordinate it all and remember everything. In this newsletter you'll find an article that signposts you to all of the resources we have online to help. 
Over the Summer it is all go at Little Troopers HQ as we get ready for the new school year, Little Trooper's annual calendar competition and our Christmas Smiles campaign. We are also working on launching a couple of new initiatives in the Autumn; keep an eye on our social media to find out more.

In the meantime, read on to find out about our new website, the launch of our picture competition and our fundraiser of the month.
Louise x
Supporting you through the next step
The energy it takes to move every two to three years is exhausting and there is so much to remember and sort out. We have a number of resources to help ease some of the burden. Take a look at our moving labels in the Crafty Little Troopers section. These are perfect for getting the whole family involved; there is a label template for the children to colour in and decorate before attaching to boxes. In our schools section there are several documents that can help you; a moving checklistA transition form for your new school and a Q&A document that saves you spending hours on the internet looking for answers.
Our new website is here!
Hopefully you will have seen by now that www.littletroopers.net has had a makeover. We have spent the last few months re-designing our website to create a toolbox of resources and make it much easier for you to find everything you need. 
Louise, founder of the charity said, “The charity is eight years old and over the last few years we have grown and introduced new projects. During that time, we have kept adding and adding to our website and the information became muddled. The aim is that your journey through the website is easier whether you are a parent, teacher or supporter.”
Get snapping!
It's that time of the year where we ask you to share your pictures. We love to see those precious moments between your little troopers and their serving parents. The winning photos will be used in our very special 2020 Military Moments calendar. Click here to find out more.

Civvy Street Resettlement Magazine: August Issue Online Now

The August issue of Civvy Street
is online now

CANCELLED Station Coffee Morning in the Dixon Centre Wednesday 21st August 2019

Due to unforeseen circumstances the Coffee Morning is cancelled on Wednesday 21st August 2019

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New 50% Saver Rail Fares For Ages 16 & 17

New 16-17 Saver guarantees half-price rail travel for young people.
  • half price 16-17 Saver launching next week for 1.2 million 16 and 17-year olds
  • young people set to make average savings of £186 every year
  • railcards boost education opportunities and help communities and businesses by making travel cheaper for young people
The Department for Transport, together with the rail industry, has confirmed the brand new 16-17 Saver will launch 20 August and guarantees half-price travel for young people in England and Wales.
Whether starting or returning to sixth-form or college, beginning an apprenticeship or entering the world of work, teenagers can start buying their discounted tickets on Monday 2 September 2019.
It is forecast to save young people and their families an average of £186 every year and is set to boost education opportunities, communities and businesses with young people able to travel more affordably.
Available for purchase for £30 online, the 16-17 Saver will be on sale at 9.00am on Tuesday 20 August. From this date, up to 1.2 million young people are eligible for the 50% discount it offers on most rail travel, including peak and season tickets