"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?"
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.
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.
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.
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.