The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has received the Dunfermline Press Charity Champion Award during an inspirational ceremony at the Glen Pavilion, Dunfermline on Friday 02 June 2017.
The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund was nominated by Dunfermline Press Journalist Ross Hart in recognition of raising £270,000 and providing over 170 financial grants to wounded, injured and sick personnel and veterans since David’s tragic death running the 2016 London Marathon.
Beneficiaries have used the funds to purchase specialist rehabilitation and sports therapy equipment, enable respite breaks and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) therapies and facilitate supported employment placements and the setting up of small businesses.
The support the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has received from the local community has been incredible who have supported many events organised by the charity. In addition, local schools, community groups and local business have supported David’s legacy by organising a wide range of fundraising events including 3.2 mile commemorative walks, bake sales and swimathons.
Gary Seath, Founder of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund said:
“We are very proud to have received this award in recognition of what we have achieved so far through the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund. It is very important that we, in turn, recognise everyone who has donated money, organised and attended fundraising events in the local community, without the support we have received there would be no legacy.”