SSAFA Caseworker takes on Kiltwalk 2021

23 April 2021

Veteran and SSAFA Caseworker Penny Leggat will take on the Kiltwalk this April to raise funds for SSAFA.

The Kiltwalk is a special Scottish fundraising event, where 50% of the money raised by participants is matched by The Hunter Foundation.

Penny currently volunteers for SSAFA Fife as a Caseworker, providing direct help to local members of the Armed Forces community.

Previously Penny served as a Queen Alexandra's Royal Army Nursing Corps Nursing Officer (QA) and served in Germany, the UK and a two year tour with the Australian Defence Forces. She also served with 32 Field Hospital during Operation Granby ("Desert Storm").

On leaving the Service, Penny went on to work as a community midwife with SSAFA in Germany. On returning to the UK, with her serving husband, she brought up a young family, and worked with the Service Families’ Federations supporting and campaigning on their behalf for causes close to her heart.

Penny Leggat said: “After my final move and moving into my own home, I became a SSAFA volunteer here in Scotland.

"As a SSAFA volunteer I have undertaken a variety of volunteer roles, as a caseworker and with the local branch committee. I am working with a great team of passionate, professional individuals, bringing to the fore and using skills, experiences that I have had over the years.

"Being a SSAFA volunteer has given me the opportunity to meet a variety of different people, helping and assisting when needed, sharing their journey and successes. I hope to raise funds with the Kiltwalk to help support my local SSAFA Fife Branch”.

Penny will be walking alongside her husband Group Captain Jim Leggat OBE RAF as well as SSAFA Trustee, Graham Meacher and his wife Elizabeth. They will be taking a socially distanced walk of 13 miles around the Loch Leven Heritage trail.

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