We are delighted to announce that a team of colleagues from Edinburgh Napier University will take on the Edinburgh Marathon Festival Team Relay in support of The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.
The team, who work together in Development and External Relations Department of the University, have generously nominated David’s fund as a result of working alongside Captain Seath’s brother, Gary, who is also part of the relay team.
Gary will be joined by Ben Waite, Alan Bree and Craig Shearer who, collectively, will cover 26.2 miles which starts at Potterrow and takes in a host of iconic Edinburgh landmarks before finishing in Musselburgh.
Ben, Alan and Craig take part in regular park run events at Cramond and Vogrie, and it was on the starting line of one particular race that discussions turned to taking on marathons in support of good causes, who said:
“Taking part regularly in park run events has provided a great opportunity to get to know one another and we had talked about the possibility of progressing to longer endurance races. Working alongside Gary, we are aware of the memorial fund he has set up in memory of his brother as well as Edinburgh Napier University’s strong link with the Armed Forces, therefore, it made perfect sense to nominate the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.”
Gary established the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund following the tragic death of his brother David, a Captain in 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, who was running the 2016 London Marathon.
The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has, so far, raised £276,000 and provided over two-hundred and forty welfare grants to personnel and veterans of the British Armed Forces living with life-changing physical injuries and psychological trauma through Help for Heroes, the charity David was running for that tragic day.
David’s memorial fund is making a huge and lasting difference to its beneficiaries. Every donation made in his memory is used to support Help for Heroes’ Quick Reaction Fund (QRF) which provides specialist sports equipment, respite breaks and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) therapy, as well as facilitating supported employment placements, training courses and the setting up of small businesses.
“I have been overwhelmed by the kindness many of my colleagues have expressed since I joined Edinburgh Napier University, who have generously donated money and taken on challenge events in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund. I’m very much looking forward to taking on the relay with the guys, who have made a wonderful gesture in support of my brother’s legacy.”
You can support the guy’s incredible efforts through Just Giving: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/edinburghnapieruniversity-marathonrelay2018