Beavers stride out for charity

Presentation of �290 raised for Scotty's Little Soldiers by 13th Walpole Beavers from doing a sponsored hike/walk around village playing field'left to right front Dawn Mattless, Kai Scott and Nikki Scott
Presentation of �290 raised for Scotty's Little Soldiers by 13th Walpole Beavers from doing a sponsored hike/walk around village playing field'left to right front Dawn Mattless, Kai Scott and Nikki Scott

YOUNGSTERS from a Beaver group put their best feet forward to help other children when they completed a sponsored walk for a locally-based charity.

Members of the 13th Walpole Beavers presented £290 to the King’s Lynn-based Scotty’s Little Soldiers charity.

The charity was set up by Nikki Scott, who now lives in Walpole, and her family after Nikki’s husband, Corporal Lee Scott, was killed in Afghanistan two years ago.

Nikki explained the charity is to help children who find themselves in a similar situation losing a parent in these circumstances.

The charity has been running for a year and now as an office in King’s Lynn.

The aim is to buy birthday and Christmas presents for youngsters and the big aim is to provide three holiday homes in the UK for families.

Nikki attended the presentation with her seven-year-old son Kai, who goes to the Anthony Curton School at Walpole St Andrew with some of the Beavers.

She praised the youngsters for thinking of others with their fundraiser saying: “It was really sweet the children getting involved.”

The Beavers completed laps of the village playing field and Dawn Mattless presented the money on the group’s behalf.