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September 12th 2016

Northampton Army Cadets help heroes’ children

Cadet Sergeant Lucy Waller and the cadets of A Company are pictured presenting the cheque for £1,182 to Sophie Randle from Scotty's Little Soldiers.

From packing bags in supermarkets to donating change in the NAAFI (tuck shop), the cadets of A Company, Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force (LNR ACF) have raised a fantastic £1,182 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers – a charity the cadets chose to raise money for themselves.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers is dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed whilst serving in the British Armed Forces.

It was setup in 2010 by Army widow Nikki Scott after her husband, Corporal Lee Scott was killed in Afghanistan leaving behind her and their two young children; Kai and Brooke.

The charity provides opportunities for the children to smile again by offering holiday’s at its Scotty Lodges, gifts at difficult times of the year, special experiences and an amazing Christmas party.

The cadets in A Company identified that many of the children left behind are of similar age to themselves and wanted to do something towards the fantastic charity.

Representative from the charity visited the cadets during their training weekend on Sunday 11 September at Gibraltar Barracks, Northampton, to thank the cadets for their efforts and community spirit and to talk to them further about what the charity does before the cadets presented the cheque to Sophie Randle from the charity.

Vicky Randle from Scotty’s Little Soldiers said “We would like to thank the cadets for their hard work and donation. Scotty’s Little Soldiers are not as well known as some of the other military charities so fund raising can be difficult. We would like to ask that you tell just three people about us and ask them to do the same so that we can spread the work we do.”

Leicestershire, Northamptonshire and Rutland Army Cadet Force is recruiting. To find out more about becoming an adult volunteer in your area visit www.armycadets.com/moretolife or call 0116 277 9701.

For more about Scotty’s Little Soldiers please visit www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk

“We would like to thank the cadets for their hard work and donation."