Taking place on Friday 7th December, Scotty’s Bobble Hat Day is designed to make a big difference to the lives of bereaved Armed Forces children this Christmas. The King’s Lynn charity is asking people of all ages to think of those children who have lost a parent whilst serving for their country and make a small donation.
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 British 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. Scotty’s Little Soldiers was personally selected this year by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, Harry and Meghan, as one of seven charities to receive donations from the Royal Wedding.
On the message behind Scotty’s Bobble Hat Day, charity founder Nikki said: “We use this day as a way of showing our members that we’re there for them ahead of Christmas – a particularly difficult period in the life of any child who has lost a parent. The Scotty’s family is here, and by taking part in Bobble Hat Day and donating to Scotty’s, you’re helping us with our mission to make children smile again. It’s through your vital donations that we can continue to provide our members with the support that they need, and we thank you for that.”
To take part in Scotty’s Bobble Hat Day, wear your favourite, quirkiest bobble or festive hat on Friday 7th December and text ‘BHAT18 £2’ or ‘BHAT18 £5‘ or ‘BHAT18 £10‘ to 70070 to donate to Scotty’s Little Soldiers. Or you can donate online by visitinghttp://scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/bobblehatday/.
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Notes to editors:
To speak to a member of the Scotty’s Little Soldiers team, please contact Scotty’s national PR agency: Claire Lomax (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Grayson (email@example.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 368 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.