A Lynn-based charity launched by the widow of a soldier killed in Afghanistan has raised £1 million for the children of fallen servicemen and women.
Scotty’s Little Soliders, based in Railway Road, is also about to see a children’s clothing line go on sale via Tesco online to raise funds for it.
Nikki Scott, 32, of Walpole St Andrew, launched the charity in a bid to provide a holiday home where grieving families could get away from it all.
The idea came to her after a holiday with son Kai, who was five when his father Cpl Lee Scott was killed, in July 2009, and daughter Brooke, who was seven months old.
She said: “When I took the children away on holiday about nine months after Lee had been killed, I watched Kai smiling and having fun in the pool with his cousins and I suddenly realised I had not seen my little Kai laugh like that in months.”
The charity is now on the verge of buying its third holiday lodge. See Tuesday’s Lynn News for Nikki’s full inspirational story.