March Conservative Club, Cambridgeshire, raised more than £1,000 for Scotty’s Little Soldiers during a three day ‘fun weekend’ held at the Club in August. The Charity supports the children of armed forces personal who are killed whilst serving.
The Club kicked off the weekend of activities with a free disco on the Friday evening. This was followed up by a casino night on the Saturday evening and then a family fun day all day on Sunday. During the family fun day there were a variety of games for the children, a barbecue, cake stall, raffle and tombola, as well as a chance to have a go at a game of bowls. On both Friday and Sunday there was also a bouncy castle for children to enjoy.
The event was organised by the Club’s Committee with notable work undertaken by Club Chairman Stephen Bradshaw and his wife Diane who is also the Club’s social Chairman.
Stephen said: “It was a great success. We’re so pleased with how it went and how much money was raised, and can’t thank everyone who supported us enough. We wanted to support Scotty’s Little Soldiers since the charity was founded locally and it is such a deserving cause”.
The fundraising totalled around £1,000, including £400 raised by Mr Bradshaw and Club Member Ian Flagg through a sponsored weight loss.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is dedicated to supporting the children of men and women killed whilst serving in the British Armed Forces. Army Widow Nikki Scott set up the charity in August 2010 to help the children our fallen heroes leave behind after her own husband Corporal Lee Scott was sadly killed in Afghanistan in July 2009 leaving behind her and their two young children. Scotty’s Little Soldiers aims to provide relief from the affects of bereavement to young people up to and including the age of 18 years who have suffered the loss of a parent serving with the British Armed Forces. The charity provides the children with support and guidance throughout their childhood and offers a respite, however brief, from the daily ups and downs of coping with the loss of a parent.