132 bereaved Forces families booked holiday breaks through Scotty’s Little Soldiers within 24 hours of the charity’s 2017 ‘Scotty Breaks’ going live.
Every year Scotty’s offers its beneficiaries at least one family break each. These breaks can take place at one of its six holiday homes around the UK, at Center Parcs, or at the theme park resorts of Legoland and Alton Towers.
The breaks are booked online via the charity’s private Members Zone web portal and are traditionally released in February each year. Every family has the opportunity to book a break and subject to availability, the Scotty Lodges, located at Haven Holiday Parks, are also available for families to use at short notice in times of need.
Scotty’s Founder Nikki Scott said “It’s amazing how popular the Scotty Breaks are each year. The fact that so many families book their breaks within hours of them going live shows how much the opportunity to get away and make some new happy memories means to them. The breaks are completely free of charge, we even cover the cost of travel and we kit our Lodges out in everything a family could possibly need.”
The Scotty Breaks are a part of the charity’s SMILES programme for children and young people who have lost a parent serving in the Armed Forces. The SMILES Programme is designed to break down barriers and raise plenty of smiles in the process. It’s just one of 3 Assistance Programmes run by Scotty’s.
For more information, visit http://scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/how-we-help/