Five-year-old Hollie to cycle 70km for bereaved Forces children


Five-year-old Hollie Matthews is planning to cycle 70km in just one month to raise funds for Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a national charity that supports children and young people following the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces. Hollie, who only learned to ride a bike without …

From showbusiness to helping bereaved Forces children


Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ PR and Communications Manager, Sarah Woonton, explains how her career in TV led her to true satisfaction. Sarah worked in the television industry for 16 years, working on everything from Emmerdale to I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here, but it wasn’t until she joined the …

A fresh look at support for bereaved Forces young adults


Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports children and young people aged 0 – 25 years following the death of a parent who served. The charity is re-shaping its Springboard programme aimed at young adults, in the knowledge support for bereaved 18 – 25 is as crucial as it is for young children.

Hero of the month...Major Leo Stanton 1966 - 2007


Once a year in November the whole world comes together to remember our fallen heroes, however at Scotty’s Little Soldiers we know that for families who have experienced the death of someone who served in the Armed Forces, Remembrance Day is every day. Every one of our members has experienced the …



Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ Filmmaker, Stephen Evans, explains how he found his dream job where he least expected. Stephen had the skills and the passion for film making, but it wasn’t until he joined the team at Scotty’s Little Soldiers that it became a career. Here, Stephen tells his story… “What …

“I’m going to miss Lee for the rest of my life. When I was told he’d died I changed as a person and a part of me also died.”


28-year-old Nikki Scott had a recurring nightmare that her husband Lee, who was serving in Afghanistan, would be killed. Almost twelve years on, during a recent podcast, Nikki talked to Catie Friend about the moment her nightmare became a reality, explaining to her young son that daddy wouldn’t be …

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