Over two hundred runners, walkers and dog-joggers completed the 5K circuit around Pittencrieff Park to commemorate the life of Captain Seath, who tragically died running the 2016 London Marathon, on Sunday 22 April 2018.
The event was supported by the Lord Provost of Fife, Jim Leishman who acted as official starter for the event which raised an incredible £1400 in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.
Gary Seath said:
“We wish to thank the local and wider community who supported the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund 5K run/walk event on Sunday 22 April 2018. It is very difficult to express in words how it feels to look around Pittencrieff Park and witness so many from the local community with you to commemorate David’s life. The warmth and generosity of our supporters is incredible, a real ‘esprit de corps’ as David would have phrased it, which contributed to a poignant sense of commemoration and legacy.”
The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has raised £276,000 and provided over two-hundred and fifty 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.