Precision Refrigeration keeps it cool with Scotty’s Little Soldiers
Precision Refrigeration has donated two of its high-quality fridges to Scotty’s Little Soldiers in a charity give-away. Other local charities including, Rudham children’s ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn, have already received a refrigerator for its refreshment area.
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.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers does lots of things to support its members, 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. Scotty’s also arranges special experiences for the kids and 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 said: “As a charity, we have to keep our overheads as low as we can, so we can use as much money as possible supporting our children and helping them smile again. As we have so many lovely volunteers, our fridge in the office is bursting at the seams, so this is helpful to us as we don’t have to spend much needed funds on buying more fridge space. Thank you, Precision Refrigeration!”
Set up in 2008, Precision is an independent manufacturer of professional refrigeration for food service and bar operators. Scotty’s Little Soldiers saw an article in the local press advertising “free fridges for good causes”, encouraging registered charities to get in touch, so Scotty’s Little Soldiers got in contact with Precision.
Marketing Manager at Precision Refrigeration, Christine Hartshorne, commented: “We saw the opportunity to help registered charities out, and we wanted to give something back as a company to the local community. Like many other manufacturers, we have a stock of “nearly new” products which are in perfectly good working order but can’t be sold as new. For example, exhibition equipment, loan products or items with minor transport damage. We decided to give away our current “nearly new” stock of such products and support a local charity. Scotty’s Little Soldiers contacted us after seeing the piece in the local press, and after hearing of the amazing work they do, we were more than happy to donate the two fridges to them!”