Jodie Whittaker shows her support for bereaved British Forces children this Christmas

Date: Monday December 2, 2019 at 1:20pm

Scotty’s Little Soldiers, the national charity for bereaved British Armed Forces children, is calling on people in the UK to wear their favourite bobble hat on Friday 6th December and raise money to support the children our fallen heroes have left behind.  Jodie Whittaker, star of Doctor Who and Broadchurch, is supporting the campaign and urging people up and down the nation to get involved in Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ Bobble Hat Day.

Founded by war widow Nikki Scott in 2010, Scotty’s Little Soldiers was set up in memory of Nikki’s husband and father to her two children, Corporal Lee Scott, after he was killed in Afghanistan in 2009. Scotty’s Little Soldiers provides a network of support to children and young people across the UK who have lost a parent who served in the British Armed Forces.

Jodie Whittaker said: “Scotty’s Little Soldiers is an amazing charity that supports the children of servicemen and women who have lost their lives. Bobble Hat Day on 6th December is a chance to show your support for these children.  Wear a bobble hat and please text “BOBBLEHATDAY” to 70085 to donate just £3. Your generosity will make such a huge difference.”

This year so far, the charity has supported 400 bereaved Forces children across the UK, offering integral support when they need it the most.


Nikki Scott, Scotty’s little Soldiers founder, said: “Christmas time is one of the hardest periods in the year for bereaved Armed Forces children. While most kids look forward to spending the festive period with their family, ours aren’t that lucky – their hero is missing from their family.”

Nikki continued: “The aim of Bobble Hat Day is to remind the children that the Scotty’s family is here for them. By wearing a bobble hat and texting ‘BOBBLEHATDAY’ to 70085 you can donate £3 that will go a long way in helping us continue to provide our members with the support they need. So, get your family, friends and colleagues together, wear your favourite bobble hats, take a selfie, and let’s help those children smile again.”

To take part in Scotty’s Bobble Hat Day, wear a bobble hat on Friday 6th December and text “BOBBLEHATDAY” to 70085 to donate £3* to Scotty’s Little Soldiers.  Or you can donate online by visiting

*plus your standard message rate.

Share your photos on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #BobbleHatDay.

To buy a Scotty’s Little Soldiers bobble hat, go to

For more information on Scotty’s Little Soldiers, go to