Norfolk’s children of the fallen take on gruelling challenge to support families torn apart by war

Nikki Scott of Scotty's Little Soldiers, with her children Kai and Brooke, Picture: Matthew Usher.

Nikki Scott of Scotty's Little Soldiers, with her children Kai and Brooke, Picture: Matthew Usher. - Credit: Matthew Usher

They'll be running in the Rock Solid Stars obstacle race to raise money for armed forces charity Scotty's Little Soldiers.

Lee Scott with Brooke and Kai before his death. Picture: Nikki Scott

Lee Scott with Brooke and Kai before his death. Picture: Nikki Scott

They'll be running in the Rock Solid Stars obstacle race to raise money for armed forces charity Scotty's Little Soldiers.

Millie and Morgan Fiske, from Norwich, Kai and Brooke Scott, from King's Lynn and Jessica Lawrence, from Dereham, will be taking part in the Milton Keynes mud run in memory of their dads who were killed while serving in Afghanistan.

Millie and Morgan Fiske, now aged 11 and 10, from Norwich, lost their father Lance Corporal George Davey in 2007 when they were just two years and one-year-old respectively.

L Cpl Davey, 23, from Beccles, was serving in the 1st Battalion the Royal Anglian Regiment died in a firearms accident on the British base at Sangin in Helmand Province.

Trooper Phillip Lawrence. Picture: MoD Crown Copyright/PA Wire

Trooper Phillip Lawrence. Picture: MoD Crown Copyright/PA Wire - Credit: PA


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The sisters, who joined Scotty's Little Soldiers in 2013, said: 'Just like us, we've lost a parent too and we want all of the other Scotty members to know that they're not alone.

We're inspired by the work of Scotty's Little Soldiers and wanted to support them by raising money as part of our participation in Rock Solid Race. Please help us help them by giving whatever you can the more people that know about Scotty's Little Soldiers, the greater their impact.'

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Mum Joanna Fiske, who will be watching from the side lines, said: 'I'm so proud of them, they've never done anything like this before but they are sporty girls and I know they will love every minute. They've set themselves a challenge of raising £250 but they are already almost half way there.'

Since joining Scotty's, Millie and Morgan have become very close friends with seven-year-old Jessica Lawrence from Dereham who lost her dad, Trooper Phillip Lawrence, when she was just nine months old.

Trooper Phillip Lawrence with Jessica as a baby. Picture: Archant library

Trooper Phillip Lawrence with Jessica as a baby. Picture: Archant library - Credit: Matthew Usher

Trooper Lawrence, from the then Swanton Morley-based Light Dragoons died in an explosion whilst on patrol in a Scimitar reconnaissance vehicle in Lashkar Gah district, Helmand province, in July 2009.

Jessica was one of Scotty's first members, she joined at the age of two in 2011. Her mum Amy Lawrence said she was surprised when Jessica agreed to take part in the Rock Solid.

Mrs Lawrence said: 'I'm incredibly proud of her for taking part but she's not a big fan of getting muddy so when she said she'd do it I was shocked, she does love her sport and as soon as she found out Millie and Morgan were taking part I couldn't hold her back.'

Also joining the team in Milton Keynes on Saturday, October 29, are

Lance Corporal George Davey.Picture: MoD

Lance Corporal George Davey.Picture: MoD - Credit: Archant © 2007

Kai and Brooke Scott, aged 11 and seven, the children of the fallen hero, Cpl Lee Scott who was killed by a roadside bomb in Afghanistan in July 2009 and inspired the creation of Scotty's Little Soldiers.

Kai and Brooke were just five-years and seven-months-old when they lost their dad, who was a tank commander in the 2nd Royal Tank Regiment.

Now, with the help of their mum, Scotty's founder Nikki Scott, they are helping to do their bit to support other children in the same situation, and help put a smile back on their faces.

Mrs Scott said: 'It's fantastic when the members get involved in fundraising, although they were all very young when they lost their dads they still miss them very much and helping to raise funds to support other children in the same situation is very close to their heart.'

L Cp Davey's widow Joanna along with children, Morgan and Millie.Picture: Nick Butcher

L Cp Davey's widow Joanna along with children, Morgan and Millie.Picture: Nick Butcher - Credit: Nick Butcher

The Rock Solid Stars takes place in Milton Keynes on Saturday 29th October alongside the main adult mud run. The race is designed for children aged five to 14 years old.

For fund raising pages, click here or here.

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