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X Factor stars bring festive cheer to bereaved Forces children at charity Christmas party

Over 150 bereaved Forces children were given a welcome surprise this weekend as X Factor stars, Holly Tandy and Leon Mallett joined them at the annual Scotty’s Little Soldiers Christmas Party.

The singers, who were part of this year’s competition, were joined by Britain’s Got Talent Magician and Scotty’s Little Soldiers ambassador Lance Corporal Richard Jones at a magical event exclusively for children who have lost a parent while serving in the Armed Forces.

Members gathered with their families at the PGL adventure centre in Caythorpe, Grantham on Saturday (2nd) for a day of game show themed fun.

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Over 300 bereaved Forces Children enjoyed a welcome break this year thanks to Scotty’s Little Soldiers

Over 300 bereaved Armed Forces children across the UK received some much-needed respite this year, thanks to supporters and donations made to children’s Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

The holidays, which are provided to all Scotty’s Little Soldiers members as part of its Smiles programme, are an integral part of the charity’s support network. They allow families time to spend together and help them create new, happy memories.

During 2017, 185 members enjoyed a weekend at one of Scotty’s six premium lodges located in Great Yarmouth, Berwick Upon Tweed, Blackpool, Exmouth, Hastings and Poole.

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Don your favourite bobble hat for the children of our fallen heroes this Christmas!

Armed Forces children’s charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, is calling on people across the UK to get their hats on for charity this Christmas and support the children our fallen heroes left behind.

Scotty’s Bobble Hat Day will take place on Friday 8th December, and the charity is asking people of all ages to make a big difference to a bereaved child this Christmas, by making just a small donation.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers was set up in 2010 by war widow Nikki Scott following the death of her husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott.

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Scotty’s Little Soldiers aims to raise community spirit with new appointment

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity dedicated to supporting bereaved Forces children, has appointed a new Fundraising Manager who will champion volunteering and community fundraising for the charity across the UK.

Tammy Green, who joins the charity as Community Fundraising Manager, will be heavily focused on creating Volunteer Fundraising Groups across the country together with recruiting volunteers to help with a range of support roles within the charity.

Tammy, who has over 15 years’ experience within the charity sector, is keen to speak to people across the country who would be willing to help support a worthy cause, which depends heavily on its volunteers.

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Over £21,000 raised for children of the Fallen at Armed Forces Charity’s annual ball

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the charity dedicated to supporting children who have lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces, celebrated its 7th annual ball this past weekend raising over £21,000 for its members.

Held on Saturday 28th October at the De Vere Staverton Estate hotel near Daventry, the Scotty’s Ball celebrates a coming together of charity supporters along with the year’s fundraising activity from the charity and all its affiliates. 282 guests enjoyed a night which included live music, a three-course meal and award ceremony alongside fundraising activity.

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Scotty’s brave little soldiers get to grips with American football

NFL’s Minnesota Vikings host bereaved Forces children ahead of Twickenham debut

Eight bereaved Forces children from Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, came face to face to American sporting legends this weekend, as they went behind the scenes at Twickenham Stadium, ahead of the NFL’s clash between Minnesota Vikings and Cleveland Browns.

The children, who have all lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces, spent the morning on Saturday (28th) with the Minnesota Vikings team and coach who helped them get to grips with American Football before watching the game live on Sunday (29th).

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Scotty’s call out to Military Spartans

Charity challenges the UK’s Armed Forces to the ‘Best of the Best’ Spartan Competition

Children’s Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, is calling out to the military community to take on the ‘best of the best’ in a bid to create the first ever Spartan Race Military Wave at this year’s Reebok Spartan Race Super at Marston Lodge near Market Harborough.

The Military Wave, which takes place on Saturday 2nd September, is open exclusively to the Armed Forces community and is certain to test the endurance, perseverance and grit of each and every participant.

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Mutiny star Ant Middleton gets ‘Crossfit’ for the children of our fallen heroes

NEW CHARITY CHALLENGE AIMS TO RAISE THOUSANDS FOR BEREAVED ARMED FORCES CHILDREN ACROSS THE UK

Special Forces veteran and TV star, Ant Middleton, put his military fitness to the test this week as he officially launched the first ever SCOTTY Challenge, all in aid of Scotty’s Little Soldiers – a national charity which supports children who have lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces and works to help them smile again.

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Scotty’s brave Little Soldiers have a ‘Royal’ good time

Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome hundreds of Scotty’s Little Soldiers members to Buckingham Palace.

Over 200 Scotty’s Little Soldiers members joined 850 bereaved Armed Forces children at Buckingham Palace yesterday in a special garden party event, hosted by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry.

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132 Bereaved Armed Forces Families book up holiday breaks in 24 hours!

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.

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