Get involved and support David’s legacy through the 2.6 Challenge


Last month we sadly postponed our Captain David Seath Memorial Fund 5K which was scheduled for Sunday 26 April, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a devastating effect on charities, with the cancellation of thousands of events and the loss of billions in fundraising income. In response, the organisers of the biggest mass-participation sports events across the country have come together to create a new campaign to raise vital funds to help to save the UK’s charities.

Therefore, given we will commemorate four years since David’s tragic passing on Sunday, we are delighted to announce that you can participate in the 2.6 Challenge and raise funds in support of personal, veterans and their families across Scotland, through the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund/Help for Heroes.

Here’s what you need to know; 

What is The 2.6 Challenge?

The 2.6 Challenge will launch on Sunday 26 April. This should have been the date of the London Marathon, but like many other fundraising events it has been postponed to later in the year due to Coronavirus. In response, we are working with mass participation event organisers to encourage people to take part in The 2.6 Challenge on that date instead!

All that people need to do is think of an activity that suits their skills based around the number 2.6 or 26 – from walking, running or cycling 2.6 miles, juggling for 2.6 minutes, to holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless! 
The campaign is open to anyone of any age – the only requirement is that the activity must follow the Government guidelines on exercise and social distancing.

Setting up a Just Giving Page in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund

Ok, so you’ve decided what you’re doing to do; whether that may be a 2.6km run, a 26 question quiz or 26 minute group workout on Zoom…

It’s very easy to get up and running; simply set up a Just Giving page and then link it to our Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Team Page on Just Giving, then you’re good to go and promote your fundraising!

Alternatively, you may wish to simply participate in the 2.6 Challenge and make a donation to our cause:

For further information, please contact


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