“My husband, Corporal Lee Scott, was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Hearing everything which has been happening in Afghanistan over the past few days has stirred up so many different emotions for me and our children.
“I set up Scotty’s Little Soldiers in 2010 following Lee’s death, to support bereaved British Forces children and young people. This is a difficult time for the families we support and it is important people remember how personal this is for families who have experienced the death of a loved one due to serving in Afghanistan. I am incredibly proud of the work Lee and all who served in Afghanistan did. They helped many Afghan people experience freedom and new opportunities. Whatever happens in the days that follow that legacy will live on forever.
“At the heart of Scotty’s are the young people we support and we want to remind you all that we are thinking of you and here if you need us. Like my family, you can be so proud of the Service your parent has given to their country.”
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Corporal Lee Scott was killed in Afghanistan in 2009, leaving behind his wife Nikki and their two young child, Kai who was 5-years-old and Brooke who was just 7 months old. In 2010, Nikki set up Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity that supports bereaved Forces children and young people. To find out more, please go to www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk.