“It’s like a comfort blanket around the children, with a group of people who have always got their back.”


Mum of Scotty members Molly, Emily, and Isabelle tells her story. For mother of three, Sarah Ross, 1st July 2018 is one day she will never forget. The father of her three children, Sergeant Antony Reynolds, sadly took his own life. Their daughters, Molly, Emily, and Isabelle were just 14, seven and …

“It’s the milestones you hit as you get older when you realise you still need that support”


Former Scotty member, Beth Wood, explains why Scotty’s Little Soldiers and its support network has been integral as she’s grown up Beth Wood was just 15 years old when her dad, Staff Sergeant Glyn Hole, died in a car accident outside his barracks in Aldershot. At that moment, her life came crashing …

Mum’s anguish as her husband is killed in action just days before Christmas.


"He was so young, I didn’t know what to tell him, he was so excited about Christmas and I didn’t want to upset him.” For Royal Marines widow, Emylie Jennings, and her two young boys, Christopher and Oliver, Christmas is an emotional time of year. The family lost their hero, father and husband, …

“Scotty’s gave my family Christmas back”


As we gear up to the festive season, we can’t help but stop and think about the loved ones we’ve lost and who can’t be there to celebrate with us. For hundreds of bereaved British Armed Forces children, Christmas is a time of mixed emotions, feelings of joy, but also feelings of loss as they …

“You go from being married and having a family then suddenly they are gone”


Mum of Scotty member, Jessica Lawrence, tells her story. On 27th July 2009, 12-year-old Jessica Lawrence, lost her dad, Trooper Phillip Lawrence, after his convoy was hit struck by an IED while on tour in Afghanistan. She was eight months old at the time. For Amy and Jess, the last 11 years have …

“Scotty’s Little Soldiers is more than just a group, it’s like a family”


Ten-year-old Scotty member, Austen Hargreaves, explains why Scotty’s is so important and how the charity has helped him, and his brother, create new happy memories after losing their dad Ten-year-old, Austen Hargreaves, will never again get the opportunity to give his dad a hug, he’ll never get to …

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