Quality Marquee Hire Ltd names Scotty’s Charity of the Year
The company has named bereaved Armed Forces children’s charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers its Charity of the Year. Throughout 2020, Quality Marquee Hire Ltd, will donate 25p for every chair it hires out during the year to the charity.
Quality Marquee Hire Ltd operates in and around Hampshire and South Wiltshire, providing marquees, furniture and associated equipment for weddings, parties, private and corporate events, including supplying marquees for military events and customers. Director, James Read was seeking a charity to support for 2020 when he saw Scotty’s Little Soldiers taking part in the Remembrance Day Cenotaph Parade.
James said: “We serve a lot of military customers in South Wiltshire, so when I saw Scotty’s Little Soldiers on the Remembrance Day Parade it felt really personal as we do a lot of work for the military and I like to support the Armed Forces wherever possible.
“We host a charity ball every year and last year we raised money on behalf of Help for Heroes. The event raised around £4000 for the charity. Through our fundraising this year, I’m hoping we will raise £1000 for Scotty’s.”
Founded by war widow Nikki Scott in 2010, Scotty’s Little Soldiers supported 410 bereaved British military children and young people across the country in 2019 alone. 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.
The charity supports families in a number of ways, including providing access to the very best health and wellbeing care, offering outstanding development opportunities through a range of activity and educational grants, and Scotty’s helps put smiles back on those brave faces by providing respite breaks, posting them birthday and Christmas presents and remembering the anniversary of their parent’s death, as well as arranging events where bereaved Forces children from all over the country come together to have a great time and form friendships with kids in the same situation.
Nikki commented; “We are so thankful to James and his colleagues for choosing Scotty’s as their charity to support this year. The money they raise will really make a difference to the children and how we can support them. It’s all about putting that smile back on their face.”