Hat’s off to Doctor Who for her support for the Lynn-based charity. Picture: Paul Tibbs

Television star Jodie Whittaker, alias Doctor Who, is supporting a campaign by North Lynn-based charity  Scotty’s Little Soldiers.

The charity is asking people to wear their favourite bobble hat today (Friday) and donate £3 to help bereaved British forces children.

Jodie, who also starred in the television drama Broadchurch, has urged people to get involved in Bobble Hat Day.

She said: “Scotty’s Little Soldiers is an amazing charity that supports the children of servicemen and women who have lost their lives. 

“Bobble Hat Day on December 6 is a chance to show your support for these children.  Wear a bobble hat and please text BOBBLEHATDAY to 70085 to donate just £3. 

“Your generosity will make such a huge difference.”

Charity founder Nikki Scott said: “Christmas time is one of the hardest periods in the year for bereaved Armed Forces children. 

“While most kids look forward to spending the festive period with their family, ours aren’t that lucky – their hero is missing from their family.”

The charity was founded in 2010 in memory of Ms Scott’s husband Corporal Lee Scott who was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.

It provides a network of support to children across the UK who have lost a parent who served in the British armed forces. Bobble Hat Day donations can also be made  at http://scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/bobblehatday/

The charity is hoping people will share their hat pictures on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using #BobbleHatDay.

Scotty’s Little Soldiers bobble hats can be bought  at: www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/webshop