WHAT'S IT LIKE TO BE A SERVICE CHILD?
Imagine you have to move house, change schools, leave your friends behind and start again. Now imagine doing it every two years. On top of that, picture what it would be like to have your mum or dad go away for six months, or even a year. They'd miss your parties, school plays, life-changing moments like learning to ride a bike or passing your exams.
Older children, who are more aware of world events, also have to deal with the all-too-real possibility that their mum or dad might never come home. They often feel responsible for the parent who is left behind, and have to help more at home.
Sounds tough doesn't it? Service children go through all this, yet most are happy, strong and adaptable.
But they need, and deserve, extra help. The Government recognises this by giving each service child an extra grant through their school.
Now we are highlighting their needs too - supporting this great bunch of kids with our grants and projects.