The choice is yours. Please donate whatever you can afford, there’s no set target. As a guide £12.50 a month would provide a bereaved Service child with a ‘Scotty Allowance’ an annual grant which contributes towards activities like school trips, sports clubs or music lessons. Or £20 provides one hour of direct remote support to a family in need.
Of course. We hope you’ll really see the benefit and impact of your donations through the community but you’re free to cancel at any time. Your access to the Overwatch community will expire the following month after cancelling. You can cancel via the Overwatch site. Soon we’ll be adding a self-serve portal which gives you the opportunity to increase or reduce your monthly donation, skip a month, or even cancel instantly.
100%. It’s that simple. All of the funds raised through the Overwatch community are allocated directly to Scotty’s Little Soldiers’ Family Programmes. Our core costs (overheads, office costs, insurance, fundraising etc) are covered by other sources of funding meaning that if you donate £20 a month, £20 will be reserved for the Family Programmes. We’ll even cover any card processing costs too.
Once you’ve signed up we’ll process your monthly donation and email you with your personal log in details to the exclusive Overwatch site. Make sure you check your junk mail. Any problems contact us at [email protected].
Overwatch is community operated by Scotty’s Little Soldiers which is a registered charity and has been supporting bereaved Forces families since 2010. You can find out more about the charity over on the main website here.
These are the four key ways that Scotty’s provides support to bereaved Forces children. They range from fun-based group activities, family respite breaks, special experiences, special gifts at difficult times of the year, professional bereavement & well-being support, peer-to-peer support groups, residential weekends, individual small grants, education support and much more.