ARMED Forces children’s charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers is calling on people across the UK to get their bobble hats on to support the children our fallen heroes left behind.

Scotty’s Bobble Hat Day will take place on Friday 8 December and the charity is asking people of all ages to make a big difference to a bereaved child this Christmas by making a donation.

Founder Nikki Scott said: “Christmas is one of the toughest times of year for children who have experienced the loss of a parent. It’s when everyone comes together as a family and not having your mum or dad with you at such a young age can make you feel very alone.

“By taking part in Bobble Hat Day and donating to Scotty’s, you’re helping us continue the vital support needed at this time of year and beyond. Scotty’s is like a big family for our members and at Christmas we make sure they never feel alone.”

Celebrities including Britain’s Got Talent winner and Scotty’s ambassador, magician Lance Corporal Richard Jones, are backing the campaign.

He said: “We’re not all lucky enough to have our whole family around us at Christmas, and for children it’s even harder, so please get involved – just a small donation will make a huge difference.”

To take part, wear your favourite, quirkiest bobble or festive hat on Friday 8 December and text BHAT17 £2 to 70070 to donate £2. Share your photos on social media using #BobbleHatDay.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers was set up by Nikki in 2010 following the death of her husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott. The charity, which supports more than 300 children across the UK, provides a vital support network to those who have lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces and reassures them that they are not alone.

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