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Kings Lynn manufacturer chooses local Forces children’s charity as its charity of the year

 (L to R) - Nicola Newcombe, Emma Twell, Lee Brown, Stewart Mcgeoch (SLS), Tammy Green (SLS) Mel Grange, Debbie Perry, Carole Hayward.

(L to R) – Nicola Newcombe, Emma Twell, Lee Brown, Stewart Mcgeoch (SLS), Tammy Green (SLS) Mel Grange, Debbie Perry, Carole Hayward.

King’s Lynn based medical device manufacturer, Bespak, has chosen to support its neighbouring charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers as Charity of the Year.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity which supports over 300 bereaved Armed Forces children across the UK, was selected following an employee vote to benefit from the company’s support over the next 12 months.

As part of its Charity of the Year commitment, Bespak, the leading developer and manufacturer of complex medical devices, are looking forward to getting involved in the many challenges that Scotty’s Little Soldiers participate in and will be organising a number of fundraising activities.

Founded by war widow Nikki Scott in 2010, Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports children across the UK. The charity was set up in memory of Nikki’s husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott, after he was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.

Bespak Managing Director, Keyvan Djamarani said “We are committed to supporting charities in the local community where our employees live and work. We are really looking forward to working with Scotty’s Little Soldiers and the Bespak Charity Committee already has a schedule of activities that our colleagues can get involved with.”

At the launch of the Charity of the Year, Bespak presented Scotty’s Little Soldiers with a cheque for £7,500.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is also the official charity partner of the annual Bespak Mini Gear 1.2k family run held in King’s Lynn which has been sponsored by Bespak since its inception some 11 years ago.

Stuart Robinson, CEO of Scotty’s Little Soldiers, said: “I’d like to say a huge thank you to Bespak and its staff for choosing Scotty’s as its official charity of the year – we are delighted to have been selected and every penny raised over the next 12 months will go a long way in helping us continue to deliver a high level of support to bereaved Forces children when they need it the most.”

To learn more about Scotty’s Little Soldiers visit www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/

To find out more about Bespak visit www.bespak.com

Notes to editors

To speak to a member of the Scotty’s Little Soldiers team, please contact Scotty’s national PR agency: Claire Lomax (claire@wolfstarconsultancy.com) or Chris Grayson (chrisg@wolfstarconsultancy.com) 0113 273 7816

About Scotty’s Little Soldiers

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, founded in 2010, honours Corporal Lee Scott’s memory – both as a loyal soldier and a loving father – and provides a practical yet personal way for the public at large to show their appreciation for those brave individuals who make the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country. Currently Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports 343 bereaved children and runs a variety of programmes to help children smile again and look forward to a brighter future. You can visit the charity online at http://www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/

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