Pull on your favourite bobble hat and support bereaved British Forces children this Christmas

Bobble hat day

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the national charity for bereaved British Armed Forces children, is calling on people in the UK to wear their favourite bobble hat on Friday 6th December and raise money to support the children our fallen heroes have left behind.

Getting involved in Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ Bobble Hat Day is a way of showing Forces children who are missing their loved one this Christmas that they are remembered, and by donating just £3 you can make a big difference.

Founded by war widow Nikki Scott in 2010, Scotty’s Little Soldiers 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 provides a network of support to children and young people who have lost a parent who served in the British Armed Forces.

This year so far, the charity has supported 400 bereaved Forces children across the UK, offering integral support when they need it the most.

Nikki said: “Christmas time is one of the hardest periods in the year for bereaved Forces children. While most kids look forward to spending the festive period with their family, ours aren’t that lucky – their hero is missing from their family.”

“The aim of Bobble Hat Day is to remind the children that the Scotty’s family is here for them. By wearing a bobble hat and texting ‘BOBBLEHATDAY’ to 70085 you can donate £3 that will go a long way in helping us continue to provide our members with the support they need. So, get your family, friends and colleagues together, wear your favourite bobble hats, take a selfie, and let’s help those children smile again.”

To take part in Scotty’s Bobble Hat Day, wear a bobble hat on Friday 6th December and text “BOBBLEHATDAY” to 70085 to donate £3* to Scotty’s Little Soldiers.  Or you can donate online here.

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