Donation received from the Craws Nest Trust
Graham Meacher from SSAFA Fife was delighted to receive a generous donation from the Craws Nest Trust in Anstruther. A big 'Thank you' to Eleanor Bowman MBE and her team for all their hard work and dedication in fundraising. The cheque was presented by Alex Bowman (pictured left). Some 22 charities benefited from the amazing total of £14.5k presented.
LEUCHARS OPEN DAY SUCCESS FOR SSAFA IN FIFE
Apparently while on the lookout for Luke Skywalker, a couple of Stormtroopers happened by the SSAFA stand at the inaugural Leuchars Station Open Day on 3rd June 2017! On hand were Veterans, Lieutenant Colonel Graham Meacher, Chairman of SSAFA Fife, and Major Peter May, the Branch Treasurer. Both tried valiantly to persuade the Stormtroopers to donate to the grand raffle, however, the excuse was made that they had no pockets in their uniforms!
Graham spent 30 years in the Corps of Royal Engineers, and since retiring, has spent another 17 years as a volunteer case worker and committee member in the Fife Branch of SSAFA – the Armed Forces Charity. Peter served for 34 years with the Royal Corps of Transport and then 23 years as Treasurer.
As SSAFA gives so much support and assistance to all three Armed Services, it was only fitting that the local branch used Leuchars Open Day as an opportunity to inform people about the many services SSAFA provide. The open day was a great success with a bumper crowd enjoying the purpose-built military village featuring soldiers and military equipment from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, the Royal Engineers, the Army Medical Corps, the Military Police, and many other Scottish Military Units. The RAF and Navy were also well represented.
The entertainment continued throughout the day with marching bands, highland dancing and military demonstrations. It was estimated that the SSAFA grand raffle and cake stall raised some £2000, which will be used for the benefit of a number of Service charities.
Any veterans of the regular forces or members of the reserve who require advice or assistance can contact the local SSAFA Fife Branch at 48 Hunter Street, Kirkcaldy KY1 1ED or telephone 01592 263 714 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
QUIZ NIGHT SUCCESS IN ELIE
A very successful Quiz Night in aid of SSAFA Fife was held at The Pavilion, Elie on Saturday.
Over £400 has been raised to help with our work in Fife. Thank you to all who supported the event.
Winning team shown Keith & Fiona Cochrane, Quizmaster George Harvey, Amorel Robinson, Bill Lamond.