Armed forces charity to visit Peterborough

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Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a leading charity set up to provide support to children who have lost a parent serving in our British Armed Forces, has embarked on an awareness building campaign throughout Cambridgeshire in November and December.

The charity will be spreading the word and reaching out to families, across Cambridgeshire, who would benefit from the support Scotty’s has to offer.

Throughout the campaign, which is funded by the Cambridgeshire Armed Forces Covenant, a nationwide government grant scheme for military causes, Scotty’s will travel to Rivergate Shopping Centre and Peterborough city centre.

Paul Tibbs, a regular volunteer of the charity, will head up the regional campaign, providing information about the charity, as well as answering questions about the type of support that is available to families.

Stuart Robinson, Chief Executive of Scotty’s Little Soldiers said: “This campaign is particularly exciting for us – it’s the first project of this type we have conducted and we are extremely grateful to the Cambridgeshire Armed Forces Covenant board for supporting us with funding.

“Our hope is that by raising more awareness of Scotty’s Little Soldiers in Cambridgeshire we will be able to reach out to any bereaved British Forces’ children in the region who are not yet aware of the support available to them.”

Stuart added: “It is also a key objective of the project to highlight to the general public the sacrifices that military families make and that despite our withdrawal from Afghanistan, the support bereaved families need is only just beginning.”

Representatives from the charity will be at Rivergate Shopping Centre on Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 15, and in Peterorough city centre on Wednesday, December 16.

For more details visit www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk