Today, we commemorate four years since David’s tragic passing, who ran the London Marathon in support of the charity, Help for Heroes, and collapsed 3.2 miles from the finish. Since then, the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has successfully raised over £310,000.00 in support of personnel, veterans and their families, through Help for Heroes.
As a family, we extend our sincere gratitude to all who have so generously donated funds during this time, via Just-Giving. In addition, we also wish to recognise the considerable number of individuals, community groups and businesses who attend our annual fundraising events and have organised fundraising activities in support of David’s legacy during this time.
Our annual fundraising events, alongside community and challenge fundraising activities conducted over the past four years, has raised over £100,000.00 which, given the size and stature of our cause, is incredible and testament to the generosity, commitment and dedication of those who support our work within the UK and overseas.
Given the fact we are living within unprecedented times, concerning the Covid-19 Pandemic, it remains unclear when we will resume our fundraising operations. However, you can get involved with the 2.6 Challenge on Sunday 26 April and raise money in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.
Here’s how to get involved: https://bit.ly/3awrfdI
Alternatively, donations can still be made via our Just Giving page: https://bit.ly/2zm7Cby
In closing, we extend our sincere gratitude to all who have supported David’s legacy. When the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund was established, we had no idea where the journey would take us and we are delighted that so many have so kindly decided to join us along the way to achieve what is an incredible milestone.
It is clear that the funds we have raised have been used to make a huge impact with regard to rebuilding the lives of so many personnel, veterans and their families, many of whom have encountered life-changing physical and psychological wounds.
We warmly invite you to read some of our beneficiary stories here: https://bit.ly/2VYkJYe
Recent research has indicated that seven personnel are medically discharged from the Armed Forces every single day and that mental and behavioural disorders are the second most common. On average, it takes four years for an ex-serviceman or woman to take the first step towards accessing support. No matter when that ex-serviceman or woman takes that first step, your support ensures that the structure and mechanisms behind a holistic programme of recovery are in place.
We look forward to sharing news concerning our rearranged fundraising events shortly.
In the meantime, stay at home, keep safe and save lives.