Bereaved Forces children and young people will continue to receive dedicated assistance from Scotty’s Little Soldiers thanks to a Veterans’ Foundation grant.
Contributing towards the costs of Scotty’s Families Team Projects role, the £30,000 award will help to provide relief from the effects of bereavement to hundreds of military children and young people.
“The Families Team Projects role is integral to ensuring the bereaved Forces children and young people supported by Scotty’s get the help they need,” said Nikki Scott, Founder of Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
Lorna Vyse holds the position and with 25 years’ experience as a youth worker and a post grad specialism in child bereavement, her specialist knowledge plays an important part in Scotty’s day-to-day operations.
“My role revolves around the development of Scotty’s services including researching, creating, developing and delivering a wide range of projects and initiatives that support the bereavement needs of our members,” explained Lorna.
Nikki Scott set up the charity in 2010 after her husband, Corporal Lee Scott, was killed in action in Afghanistan in 2009, leaving behind two young children.
“Thank you so much to the Veterans’ Foundation as well as everyone who plays and contributes to the Veterans’ Lottery for your continued support.” Nikki added.
“We are so grateful that you appreciate the work we do and understand the difference it makes to bereaved Forces children and young people to know there is a charity dedicated to supporting them.”
To find out more about Scotty’s Little Soldiers, please visit www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk, and to play the Veterans’ Lottery, supporting many more projects like this all over the UK, sign up here.