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PM awards outstanding British Forces child bereavement charity founder

The Prime Minister has recognised Nikki Scott, from King’s Lynn, Norfolk, for supporting bereaved British Armed Forces children.

Nikki is the founder f ‘Scotty’s Little Soldiers’, the UK’s leading charity for bereaved British Forces children. Nikki set up the charity after her husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott, died in Afghanistan in 2009. The charity reaches more than 360 children of Army, Navy and RAF personnel with its ‘smiles’, ‘support’ and ‘strides’ programmes, providing fun activities, counselling and personal development grants.

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Eventmasters becomes a Scotty’s Business Hero to bereaved Armed Forces children

National corporate hospitality and events company Eventmasters is marching in time with Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

The company, with offices in both Birmingham and London, is set to help raise vital funds for the children’s Armed Forces charity.

Eventmasters managing director Denise Sheasby, said the business was thrilled to become one of the founder and primary members of newly-created Scotty’s Business Heroes arm.

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Creating bonds: Scotty’s Little Soldiers and TAPS help each other heal

Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ founder, Nikki Scott, was kindly flown out to Washington, D.C recently to spend time with U.S. charity TAPS (Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors). The trip proved to be a memorable one with Nikki returning to the UK with a number of learnings from TAPS.

Nikki founded Scotty’s Little Soldiers in 2010 after the death of her husband Corporal Lee Scott in Afghanistan. The charity supports children across the UK who have lost a parent while serving in the Armed Forces and has great synergy with TAPS in the US, a charity which offers compassionate care to those grieving the loss of a loved one who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces or as a result of their service.

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Royal Wedding fever hits Scotty’s Little Soldiers as the charity sees a major boost in awareness thanks to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle

Children’s Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, was chosen as one of seven charities to benefit from donations made to the Royal Wedding last month, and thanks to the Royal couple, the charity has received an incredible swell of awareness thanks to the new Duke and Duchess’s support over the last few weeks.

All press and media activity surrounding the Royal Wedding has helped raise the charity’s profile both on a national and international scale and within the third sector significantly.

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Incentive FM sponsors Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ new Fundraising Performance sportswear range

Available from the Scotty’s Little Soldiers web shop, the new range, made in partnership with leading sportwear manufacturer, Scimitar, will feature a range of new items, perfect for the supporters, fundraisers and team members of the charity.

Founded by war widow Nikki Scott in 2010, Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports children across the UK who have lost a parent while serving in the Armed Forces. 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.

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

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.

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Scotty’s Little Soldiers launch month of May marathon in honour of our fallen heroes

This May, children’s Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, is set to get the country moving with the launch of its newest challenge, the Month of May Marathon.

In memory of our fallen heroes, Scotty’s Little Soldiers is asking businesses, associations, clubs, families and groups of friends, to join together to cover 26.2 miles in any way they wish.

From long walks in the park to evening bike rides after work, all money raised will go a long way in helping the charity continue to deliver a high level of support to bereaved Forces children when they need it the most.

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle choose Scotty’s Little Soldiers as Royal Wedding Beneficiaries

Children’s Armed Forces charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, has been selected by Prince Harry and Ms. Meghan Markle, to benefit from donations marking the couple’s May 19th wedding ceremony.

Personally selected by Prince Harry and Ms Markle, the couple have asked that anyone who may wish to purchase them a wedding gift, instead considers donating to one of their seven chosen charities, including Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

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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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