For the grown-ups
Private TW Sweetheart has been created by the Step Short charity to help young people understand the enormous impact that the First World War had on so many lives.
The Touch Wud character shows another side of the war. It highlights the impact it had on families and loved ones as the nation’s men headed off to fight, perhaps with a charm tucked deep into a tunic pocket.
The First World War saw Folkestone almost double in size because of the millions of men and women from across the world who came here on their way to the Western Front.
The town changed dramatically and Step Short wants to help local young people learn something about those changes and about the important part that Folkestone played in the campaign, as well as investigating their own First World War family history.
There is more information on Step Short’s various projects at www.stepshort.co.uk