Dave's World Record Rugby Match page
Fundraising for Scotty's Little Soldiers
We provide support to bereaved British Forces Children
Charity Registration No. 1136854
In May 2017 I will be joining a team of lads attempting to rebreak the world record for the longest rugby match whilst raising money for Scotty's Little Soldiers. A team broke this record on behalf of scottys a few years ago but it has since been broken. The aim will be to play 1 game of rugby for 32 hours, yes that is 32 hours! This will be by far and away the hardest thing I have ever taken part in.
Scotty’s Little Soldiers is a charity dedicated to supporting bereaved British Forces children.
Inspired by the experience of Army widow Nikki Scott, the charity honours husband Corporal Lee Scott’s memory - both as a loyal soldier and a loving father - and provides a practical yet personal way for the public at large to show their appreciation for those brave individuals who make the ultimate sacrifice in the service of their country.
Nikki and Lee have 2 children, Kai and Brooke, so Nikki saw first hand the effect the loss of a loved one in these circumstances can have on a child. It was on a family holiday some 9 months later that Nikki saw her son Kai, 5 at the time, laugh and smile for the first time since his Dad’s death. She realised that there must be so many more children who had also lost a parent in the British Armed Forces but hadn’t had that opportunity to smile again.
She decided to set up the charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers to do just that, to help their children smile.
The charity provides opportunities for the children to smile again by offering holiday’s at it’s Scotty Lodges, gifts at difficult times of the year, special experiences and an amazing Christmas party.
As well as these fun activities the charity also provides access to professional bereavement counselling and a range of grants to help with the children’s personal development. These grants can cover the cost of music lessons, swimming clubs, after school activities, driving lessons and even University tuition fees.
The charity now supports hundreds of bereaved British Forces’ children across the UK, many of whom are still very young and will rely on the activities offered by Scotty’s for years to come
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