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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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