Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Golf Day raises £2500 in support of veterans and their families in Scotland

We are delighted to announce that our Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Golf Day has raised over £2500, which will be used to support over 800 personnel, veterans and their families in communities across Scotland, through Help for Heroes Fellowship Programme.

The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Golf Day warmly welcomed eighteen teams of golfers, who competed in a team stableford competition on the renowned Championship Course at Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club, which has hosted both the Seniors Open and Solheim Cup.

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Inspired by the thought of walking in the footsteps of golfing legends, including Seve Ballesteros, Nick Faldo and Sam Torrance, our teams gallantly took on the long and daunting fairways which rewarded both the cautious and bold within the party.

Despite the challenging breeze, there were a number of impressive performances on the day and our great friends from Yellow Cafe proved victorious, who scored an incredible 95 stableford points.

“We have thoroughly enjoyed supporting the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Golf Day; it’s been a great day out at a fantastic venue but, most importantly, it’s fantastic to know what an amazing impact the fundraising has made in supporting veterans.”

Most importantly, the funds raised will ensure David’s legacy continues, through the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund; a legacy which has now raised over £298,000.

Funds have previously been used to support 148 beneficiaries through Help for Heroes’ Quick Reaction Fund (QRF) as a means to support structured recovery pathways concerning life-changing physical and psychological wounds.

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Funds are now used to support over 800 personnel, veterans and their families in communities across Scotland, through Help for Heroes Fellowship Programme, as a means to build networks of support and solidarity at a local level.

Help for Heroes Fellowship Programme enables wounded, injured and sick personnel and veterans, as well as their families, to access life-long support through regular social, sporting, creative and educational activities across Scotland.

The Fellowship Programme also provides support concerning mental heath, employment, welfare and financial matters as well as opportunities to visit Phoenix House, Help for Heroes’ Recovery Centre, which is located in North Yorkshire.

Gary Seath said:

“Today has proven another wonderful day in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund and our sincere thanks to all who attended our golf day at Dalmahoy Hotel and Country Club.

“What’s very special about our golf day is that it welcomes golfers of all ages and abilities and, although there it is a tournament, everyone who attends is, first and foremost there to support David’s legacy.

“All funds raised, through the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund, are now used to support Help for Heroes Fellowship Programme in Scotland and it’s very important to communicate the positive impact our fundraising makes at a local level.

This was something which resonated considerably on the day and attendees left Dalmahoy with a real spring in their step confident in the knowledge how greatly appreciative we are of the support as well as the positive impact David’s legacy has and continues to make supporting personal, veterans and their families.”

Help for Heroes elite athlete, Invictus Games medallist and BBC sports presenter, JJ Chalmers, recorded a special message of thanks to supporters of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Golf Day.

As a Help for Heroes elite athlete and Invictus Games medallist, former Marine, JJ Chalmers has rebuilt his life following life-changing physical wounds suffered as a result of an IED Blast in Afghanistan.

JJ is also a member of Help for Heroes’ Fellowship Programme, who kindly recorded this message of thanks.

For further information about next year’s golf day event, please contact gary.seath@outlook.com

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