Leeds based PR and social media agency, Wolfstar, will be left feeling very hungry next week, as the whole team takes on a challenge to live on World War II rations, all to raise money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers – the charity for bereaved Armed Forces children.
Inspired by wartime spirit, solidarity and the rationing faced by those on the home front during World War II, Wolfstar will live off a pack of basic supplies for the five days leading up to Remembrance Day (5th – 9th November).
Having worked very closely with the team at Scotty’s Little Soldiers for the last four years, Wolfstar decided to raise needed funds by taking on a challenge which would not only test their stamina and stomachs, but also have a link to the military.
The team have set themselves a target to raise £250, of which all will be donated to Scotty’s Little Soldiers to enable them to continue delivering much-needed support to bereaved Forces children across the UK.
Wolfstar Director, Claire Lomax said: “Scotty’s Little Soldiers is not only an incredible charity, they are also our clients, our friends and a constant inspiration. Their contribution to the lives of bereaved Forces children across the country is immeasurable and, to show our support, we came up with a military themed challenge that we feel will definitely test our resolve.
As a bunch of self-confessed foodies, we know this isn’t going to be easy and with a very limited shopping list we will need to be creative with what we cook over the next five days.”
Founded in 2010 by war widow Nikki Scott, Scotty’s Little Soldiers supports over 300 children across the UK who have lost a parent while serving in the British Armed Forces.
Motivated by her own experiences and those of her children, Nikki set up the charity following the death of her husband, Corporal Lee Scott, in 2009, after he was killed while on active service in Afghanistan. The charity offers its members valuable support with everything from outings and gifts to family support and assistance with personal development.
Commenting on Wolfstar’s challenge Nikki said: “This is such a great challenge and I can’t wait to hear how the team at Wolfstar get on. I’ve worked alongside them for many years and I know this will be tough, however I have no doubt that they will do it. Every penny they raise will go a long way in helping us continue to deliver a high level of support to bereaved Forces children when they need it the most.”