SSAFA Cyprus

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

SSAFA Cyprus

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

We provide lifelong 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. Founded in 1885, we’re extremely proud of our long-standing heritage and of all the work we do with inspiring people from Cyprus, across the UK and around the world.

Cyprus Branch has 40 trained caseworkers across the island to assist veterans in their time of need. Assistance is provided to relieve need suffering and distress amongst veterans and their families and we are committed to being there for them and their families whenever or wherever they need us.

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Contact branch

Opening times: Monday to Friday 09.00-12.00

Telephone number: 00357 2596 3647

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 Cyprus 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 Cyprus, we have a variety of different personalities that together make our team so special.

Lorna King

Branch Chair

Lorna joined SSAFA Cyprus in 2011 as a Caseworker but left and returned to Oman where she resided with her husband Paul who is ex RAF. The reason why Lorna decided to volunteer for SSAFA was to support veterans who are less fortunate than herself and give something back to the community.

Blue Turnpenny

Branch Secretary

Blue Joined the Cyprus Branch in 2019 after serving 38 years in the Royal Air Force. His last tour was at RAF Akrotiri as WO Logs/SWO. He decided to retire in the sunshine and spends his time playing golf, leisurely lunching and playing more golf, as well as volunteering for SSAFA of course!

Chris George

Branch Training Organiser

Chris served 23 years in the RAF followed by 18 years working in the UAE. He retired to Cyprus in 2007 and joined SSAFA in 2010, before becoming a Training Organiser in 2014. He joined SSAFA so he was able to assist people in less fortunate circumstances than himself.

Robbie Robinson

Caseworker

Robbie served 22 years in the RAF and 22 years working for a world-leading orthopaedic company before joining SSAFA 2019. He also volunteers for Cyprus Residency Planning Group as well as being the President of Cyprus Samaritans and volunteering at Tala Cat Charity Shop. A busy man!

Volunteer with us

We love what we do. The sense of pride you get when you know you’ve helped someone get their independence and dignity back is extraordinary. Through volunteering for SSAFA Cyprus, you’ll have the chance to meet some truly inspiring people, with stories you’ll never forget. You’ll also gain new skills and experiences, but most importantly, you’ll make a difference in the lives of those who have dedicated their lives, often at great sacrifice, to protect and serve our country.

Cyprus Branch has 40 trained caseworkers across the island to assist veterans in their time of need.

Available roles