Bereaved Armed Forces children’s charity, Scotty’s Little Soldiers, announces the launch of Scotty’s Business Heroes today – a new initiative set up to help raise vital funds for children of the fallen.
Five businesses from across the UK have signed up to become inaugural members of Scotty’s Business Heroes, laying the foundations of a new business club. Aimed at businesses and organisations who are keen to give a little back, Scotty’s Business Heroes promises to make a difference to those children who have lost a parent whilst serving in the Armed Forces.
Founded by war widow Nikki Scott in 2010, Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports children across the UK. 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.
Leading the new initiative is Kate Dring, Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ new Corporate Fundraising Manager. Kate comes with extensive experience in the corporate and third sectors having worked for: Disney, Granada, Rainbow Trust and RNIB to name a few
Her mission is to get as many like-minded businesses signed up to raise money for children who need the support that the charity gives. The very first of these businesses are: Incentive FM Group, Cable Training Services Ltd, The Who Shop and Doctor Who Museum, Particular Design, and Wolfstar PR.
Doctor Who store and museum, The Who Shop, was established in East Ham 33 years ago and welcomes guests from across the globe throughout the year. The business will be part of Scotty’s Business Heroes and co-owner and serviceman, Kevan Loosely, could not be prouder, explaining:
“Becoming a Scotty’s Business Hero means a lot to myself and Alexandra. Being a serviceman, I’m aware of the risk we take every day, so Scotty’s is undoubtedly a great cause and one which we can certainly get involved in.
“The Doctor Who museum has just grown and grown and we get fans from around the world visiting us. Obviously, the show has such an appeal to children that it’s a perfect fit for Scotty’s Little Soldiers. We hope to help in any way we can.”
Scotty’s Business Heroes is aimed at companies of all sizes. It gives businesses the opportunity to support the charity through a number of means and allows them to become part of an exclusive club in which they’ll be able to take part in Business development networking, events, fundraising challenges, social media activity and work closely with the charity.
Corporate Fundraising Manager, Kate, commented: “We want to get the mission and the message of Scotty’s across to businesses in different regions of the UK. We know there are many people who haven’t heard of us and I believe they’ll be moved by the work this charity does. We want to reach these likeminded people and provide them with opportunities where they can really make a difference to the lives of children who have lost a parent in the British Armed Forces.”