Special trip for Scotty’s Little Soldiers to remember the fallen
- By Elaine Bird
- 11 November 2019
- King’s Lynn
The King’s Lynn charity joined 18 brave bereaved children for the Remembrance Sunday Cenotaph March in London yesterday (Sunday 11 November).
Scotty’s Little Soldiers, who supports children of soldiers killed in action, were honouring all of the fallen parents who served our country.
The event was attended by servicemen and women, veterans, Prime Minister Boris Johnson and members of the royal family.
The children were joined by charity founder Nikki Scott and fellow widowed parents in wearing Scotty’s colours of yellow and black striped scarves. Some of the children also wore their parents’ medals.
After the parade, they were treated to a tour of the House of Commons and visited 10 Downing Street.
Nikki said in an interview with Sky News:
“It was the first time we’ve down it as a charity and they were amazing – I was so proud. They all had big smiles on their faces and all felt very proud to be marching in memory of their loved ones.”
Founded by war widow Nikki in 2010, Scotty’s Little Soldiers now supports over 370 bereaved British military children and young people across the country. The charity was set up in memory of Nikki’s husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott, after he was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.