Song for charity in memory of King’s Lynn soldier

A charity founded in memory of a King's Lynn soldier is set to raise cash with the release of a single later this month.

Scotty's Little Soldiers (SLS) was started by Nikki Scott, the widow of Cpl Lee 'Scotty' Scott, pictured below, who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Cpl Scott was serving with the 2nd Royal Tank Regt at the time of his death and he left two small children Brooke and Kai –now aged two and six.

Mrs Scott started the charity to raise money to provide respite for children of members of the armed forces who are killed – and is aiming to create a holiday home which can be used to help them and provide a break.

A former colleague of Cpl Scott's now plays in a popular indie band, Constellation, and members have recorded Flower Song which will be available to download from January 17 with the proceeds going to SLS.

Lead singer Ali Davies also served in the Royal Tank Regt before joining the five-piece band which is based in Bournemouth. Members hope to boost the funds of the charity and the song can be heard via their website www.constellationband.co.uk, or through www.scottyslittlesoldiers.com and downloaded via iTunes from the 17th.

At the beginning of December SLS had already raised an impressive �20,000 through a variety of activities including selling calendars and merchandise.

Mrs Scott said she set-up the charity as a pracitical way for members of the public to show their support for the families of service personnel who make the ultimate sacrifice.

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Her late husband used to call his son Kai his 'little soldier' and the name of the charity is in honour of his memory.