Proudly Supporting Four Great Causes
The People’s Run 2 Remember is very proud to support four exceptional charities covering every branch of the services’ family – past and present, young and old. For details of how you can raise funds for these great causes please visit our Fundraising page.
ABF The Soldiers’ Charity is the National Charity of the British Army. They provide a lifetime of support to soldiers, veterans and their families in times of need, as well as fund over 70 other specialist charities that carry out work on their collective behalf. They are there for soldiers, for life.
The Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund is the RAF’s leading welfare charity. We spend over £18m a year supporting over 60,000 serving and ex-serving RAF personnel and their families. We provide a range of support that includes welfare breaks for families and veterans, grants to help with getting about inside and outside the home, advice on benefits and care services, and support for young people through our Airplay programme. For more information about the work we do supporting the RAF family, please visit www.rafbf.org.
The Royal Navy & Royal Marines Charity is the principal charity of the Royal Navy. It exists to support sailors, marines and their families, for life.
Its Group of charities includes The Royal Marines Charitable Trust Fund, The Royal Navy Officers’ Charity, The Naval Service Sports Charity and The C Group.
Since 2007, it has funded projects and facilities that boost morale for those who serve today. It also distributes millions of pounds annually to military charities which care for the children, families and veterans of the Naval Service.
For more information on The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, call 023 9387 1520 or visit www.rnrmc.org.uk.
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 holidays 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.