A group of military children going through bereavement have spent some time together in Sherwood Forest.
 
They climbed high ropes and plunged down zip wires in a fun-filled day organised by the charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers.
 
This was a fun way to overcome obstacles, something the children have all had to get used to. 
 
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They've all lost a parent who served in the Army. 
 
Some were killed in action in Iraq and Afghanistan, others died from accidents or illness in the UK.
 
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Founder Nikki Scott set up the charity following the death of her husband, Corporal Lee Scott, in Afghanistan in 2009.
 
Nikki saw first-hand the effect that the death of a forces parent can have, and wanted to help her own children, Brooke and Kai, as well as other service children.
"It was about nine months after Lee had been killed - my cousin said 'come away on holiday' with them, so we went away and I saw Kai laughing in the swimming pool, and I just realised that I'd not seen him laugh like that in nine months and... it started me thinking 'how many other kids are going through it?', have lost a parent in the forces, and they're struggling and there's nothing else around for them?"
According to the charity's website, it gives the children a chance to smile again not only through holidays like the one in Sherwood, but also through gifts at difficult times, and an amazing Christmas party.
 
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