Want to help Scotty's Little Soldiers? Just give it a tap!

Want to help Scotty's Little Soldiers? Just give it a tap!

Published at 12:17pm 16th July 2019.

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Some contactless donation points have been set up in local pubs in support of a charity helping bereaved children from military backgrounds.

The touchpads are now in place at The Orchard in Amesbury and at the Ram in Tidworth.

Scotty's Little Soldiers' local representative Vanda James, explains why they've put them in:

"(We) realise how times have changed and not many people carry cash. The contactless point says 'Buy a Pint for a Fallen Hero', which is why they're set up in pubs."

Scotty's Little Soldiers Contactless Point Amesbury July 2019
The contactless donation points have three payment options, to give £3, £5 or £10 to Scotty's Little Soldiers

There are two more contactless points in pubs in Norfolk, where the charity's headquarters are based.


The charity was set up 10 years ago by military widow Nikki Scott.

Her husband, Corporal Lee Scott, was killed while serving in Afghanistan with the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment, based in Tidworth.

Scotty's Little Soldiers 10th anniversary video still July 2019
Scotty's founder Nikki Scott has spoken openly about her journey to set up the charity, including in this YouTube video, which can be seen in the link above

The family found they wasn't much support available for the children of fallen troops, and so initially launched with the aim of providing respite holidays.

Now, they offer support, counselling and group therapies to those families for as long as they need it.

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