Goughs Solicitors announces new Charity of the Year

By Nick Batten on 21 March, 2024

Wiltshire law firm Goughs has announced a new partnership with Scotty’s Little Soldiers, a charity which supports children and young people who have experienced the death of a parent who served in the British Armed Forces.

With Wiltshire’s close ties to the military, Goughs has a long-established Armed Forces sector that provides specialist legal advice to veterans and those still serving – making this year’s Charity of the Year intrinsically linked to the values and ethos of the firm.

Goughs is now looking forward to participating in a variety of events and challenges across the coming year, kicking it off with the Corsham 10k on 21st April in which eight team members will be running in support of Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

The Scotty’s May Marathon will then take place before a cycling challenge, ‘Tour de Scotty’, later in the Summer.

Follow the Goughs social channels to keep up to date with what the team is up to and to show your support.

Emma Taylor, Partner at Goughs said, “Once again we received so many incredibly worthy applications to become our Charity of the Year, that selecting just one was extremely tricky. Once narrowed down by the selection committee, the firm then voted for the Charity they wanted to fundraise for and personally support. For me, supporting bereaved children in Wiltshire and beyond is something I am really proud to be part of. We look forward to seeing what the year ahead brings and what we can achieve collaboratively.”

Nikki Scott, who founded Scotty’s in 2010, following the death of her husband Cpl Lee Scott in Afghanistan, said, “Thank you so much to Goughs for selecting Scotty’s as their Charity of the Year. We currently support over 650 bereaved military children and young people aged 0 – 25 years. Money raised by Goughs will enable us to continue providing our members with a range of support throughout their childhood including access to one-to-one bereavement support, personal education and learning assistance, and fun activities such as holiday respite breaks and group events, all designed to remind them they are not alone.”

Andy Sloan, Head of Fundraising at Scotty’s Little Soldiers added, “The work we do is dependent on firms like Goughs stepping forward to show their support, so we are very grateful. The funds their staff and clients raise will directly impact the lives of bereaved military children across the UK and we will ensure they have a lot of fun taking part in our events.”

To find out more about the charitable work carried out by Goughs Solicitors head to: goughs.co.uk/charity.

To find out more about the crucial work carried out by Scott’s head to scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk.

To show your support to the Goughs team head to justgiving.com/team/goughs-solicitors-scottys-little-soldiers.

Pictured above: Nikki with members of Scotty’s at Scotty’s Winter Festival 23