Charity founder Nikki Scott has released a video with a heartfelt message in the wake of the crisis in Afghanistan.
Ms Scott founded North Lynn-based Scotty’s Little Soldiers following the death of her husband in Afghanistan.
Her message explains how the current crisis has “stirred up” many emotions for families who have lost loved ones but their legacy will live on.
Corporal Lee Scott left behind two young children; Kai who was five-years-old and seven-month-old Brooke.
Speaking this week, Ms Scott said: “My husband, Corporal Lee Scott, was killed in Afghanistan in 2009.
“Hearing everything which has been happening in Afghanistan over the past few days has stirred up so many different emotions for me and our children.
“I set up Scotty’s Little Soldiers in 2010 following Lee’s death, to support bereaved British Forces children and young people.
“This is a difficult time for the families we support and it is important people remember how personal this is for families who have experienced the death of a loved one due to serving in Afghanistan.
“I am incredibly proud of the work Lee and all who served in Afghanistan did. They helped many Afghan people experience freedom and new opportunities.
“Whatever happens in the days that follow that legacy will live on forever. At the heart of Scotty’s are the young people we support and we want to remind you all that we are thinking of you and here if you need us.
“Like my family, you can be so proud of the service your parent has given to their country.”
The Taliban military group has taken control over the country and people have been trying to flee the capital city of Kabul.
Ms Scott’s video message can be seen at https://www.scottyslittlesoldiers.co.uk/news/response-to-afghanistan-developments