A CHARITY is looking for military families across Bournemouth and Poole to star in its next calendar which will help support service children.

Military children’s charity, Little Troopers, is inviting families to enter its annual Military Moments calendar competition.

The charity said it is searching for “real-life, heart-warming photos that capture the special bond between military children and their serving parents.”

Little Troopers supports children who have parents serving in the British Armed Forces, regular or reserve. These children often face unique challenges including frequent house and school moves, as well as regular periods of separation from their serving parent for varying lengths of time due to exercises, training, operations and other service commitments.

Louise Fetigan, founder of Little Troopers, said: “We know there is a big military community in Dorset so we would love to see Poole and Bournemouth a military families represented in next year’s calendar.

“We want to see photos that encapsulate military life and celebrate the unique relationship that Armed Forces parents share with their children. Whether that’s a big homecoming welcome following a long deployment, a garrison preschool class proudly dressed in uniform, a child waving to their parent in a local military parade or simply a big family cuddle after a week on exercise. If it’s a special military moment that makes you smile or brings a tear to your eye then Little Troopers want to hear from you.”

The competition closes on September 12 and 13 images will be selected for the calendar and the best three photos will also win a prize. To enter, visit littletroopers.net.