We are the Fife branch of SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity.

SSAFA, the Armed Forces charity is a trusted source of support for serving personnel, veterans and their families in their time of need. SSAFA Fife branch is one of 20 branches located across Scotland, providing support to those who are serving or have served in the British Army, Royal Navy, Royal Marines or the Royal Air Force, and to their families. We support our local SSAFA In-service team at Leuchars Station, St Andrews.

We have an office at the Army Reserve Centre, Hunter Street, Kirkcaldy, KY1 1ED, staffed by volunteers Monday, Wednesday & Friday, 10.30-12.30. You can get in touch with us directly on 01592 263714 or at


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Contact branch

Opening times: Monday to Friday, 09:30-17:00

Telephone number: 0141 488 8552

If you need urgent help, you can contact Forcesline on

0800 260 6767

Or talk to our Forcesline advisors online with our new live chat service.

Live Chat

We are open 09:00 - 17:00, Monday to Friday.

Meet the team

The team at SSAFA Fife is dedicated to helping veterans, service personnel, and their families, in the local community. Our commitment is to provide support with experienced, non-judgemental and friendly advice, as well as a variety of practical services that cover a range of emotional, practical and financial issues. We are proud to say that we help our Armed Forces family whenever they need us, for as long as they need us. Here at SSAFA Fife, we have a variety of different personalities that together make our team so special.

George Givens

Branch Chairman, Caseworker.

George joined the Queens Own Highlanders as a boy soldier, working his way up the ranks leaving the Service as a commissioned officer. On leaving he worked with the NHS in Scotland. He continues to be very active in his Regimental Association and Scotland’s Veterans Groups. George became a SSAFA Volunteer Caseworker in 2013 becoming Branch Chairman in 2018.

Jim Laughlin

Branch Secretary, Branch Case Manager

Jim served for 25 years in the Queens Own Highlanders, touring worldwide, including operational tours. On leaving the Services he went on to have a second career in Logistics. Jim became a volunteer caseworker in 2016 and the Branch Secretary in April 2021, so that he can continue to assist/support the Armed Forces community

Penny Leggat

Caseworker, Digital Marketing Volunteer

Penny served as nurse in the Army for 8 years. She is married to an RAF officer and has travelled worldwide. She has spent her time within the Service community supporting and campaigning for Armed Forces families. Penny volunteered with SSAFA in 2018 as a caseworker and has since undertaken further roles to support the branch.

Volunteer with us

Do you have time to spare to help support and make a difference to the Armed Forces community, veterans and their families in Fife? Volunteers are the backbone and frontline of all the services that SSAFA offers, and they undertake a variety of roles with differing commitments.

For further information and a friendly chat about the different roles, please contact SSAFA Fife branch on 01592 263714 or

Available roles