King's Lynn charity wants you to don your bobble hats
A Lynn-based charity is hoping its supporters will raise funds for them by keeping their heads warm this winter.
Scotty's Little Soldiers is holding a Bobble Hat Day next Friday, December 6, to help fund its work to support the families of service personnel killed in action at what can be a highly emotional time of year.
The charity, which was set up in memory of Cpl Lee Scott, who was killed while serving in Afghanistan 10 years ago, says it will support hundreds of youngsters during the run-up to Christmas.
Lee's widow, and the charity's founder, Nikki Scott, said: “Christmas time is one of the hardest periods in the year for bereaved Forces children.
While most kids look forward to spending the festive period with their family, ours aren’t that lucky – their hero is missing from their family.”
“The aim of Bobble Hat Day is to remind the children that the Scotty’s family is here for them.
"Get your family, friends and colleagues together, wear your favourite bobble hats, take a selfie, and let’s help those children smile again.”
The charity, which took part in the traditional Remembrance Sunday parade past the Cenotaph in London for the first time earlier this month, estimates it has supported around 400 bereaved youngsters across Britain so far this year.
During December, around 200 children will attend a Christmas-themed event organised by Scotty's in London and more than 400 unique gifts will also be sent out.
Participants can give £3 by texting BOBBLEHATDAY to 70085. Messages are charged at your network's standard rates. Donations can also be made online here.