Scotty's Little Soldier girl speaks to Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid about Remembrance campaign
The daughter of a Lynn-based national charity’s founder urged the nation to take part in a doorstep Remembrance.
Brooke Scott, 11, of Scotty’s Little Soldiers was writing and speaking to national media ahead of Remembrance Sunday calling for a doorstep two-minute silence.
Both Brooke and her mother, Nikki, appeared on Times Radio and Good Morning Britain last week.
And the 11-year-old also wrote a letter backing the Daily Mirror’s doorstep remembrance campaign, in which she talked about the loss of her father.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers was founded by Nikki in 2010 after her husband, Corporal Lee Scott, was killed in Afghanistan, leaving behind two young children.
The mother and daughter spoke to ITV presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid alongside Dame Vera Lynn’s daughter Virgina Lewis-Jones and Falklands War hero Simon Weston on Friday.
Speaking during the interview, Brooke said: “It means to me so much because of the fact that every day for us is remembrance and we remember my Dad every day.
“And I think every family that has lost someone in the Forces has that as well, so when I wrote the letter I wanted people to go on their doorsteps and remember the fact these people died trying to have other people to have a good life.
“It cost them their lives but they know they did it for a good reason so when, hopefully, everyone stands on their doorsteps and does the silence, it will mean a lot.”
In response, Mr Morgan said it was a fantastic idea and praised the family’s charity as being brilliant.
He added: “It just takes two minutes of your time. We did it for the health and care workers every Thursday night.
“I think it would be really special if this Sunday we all come out for two minutes, stand on that doorstep, we think of people like Simon [Weston], we think of people like Scotty’s Little Soldiers and that brave, heroic dad of yours, Brooke, and we think of Dame Vera Lynn and the wonderful way she rallied this country.
“It is for all of these people that we should come out on Sunday for two minutes at 11o’clock.”
Nikki laid a wreath at Lynn’s Tower Gardens on behalf of all the Scotty’s families on Sunday.
She told the Mirror what it was like to lose her husband at the age of 28.
“Brooke was only a baby, and I never really sat down and told her. She just grew up knowing ‘Daddy was a soldier, daddy’s in heaven,” Nikki said.
“And of course as she got older she was able to Google him and find out more and more.”
Nikki and her children, now 16 and 11, live in Wisbech with her new husband Joe.
For more on the charity, go to www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/