We are delighted to announce that over £2000 has been raised in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund, through the #2.6Challenge #fundraising #campaign.
The funds have been raised by inspirational individuals who have participated in a wide range of #2.6Challenge-themed fundraising initiatives across the UK and overseas, who have utilised technology as well as social-distanced activities as a means to support David’s #legacy.
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 came together to create the #2.6Challenge campaign to raise vital funds to help to support UK charities.
Thanks to the fundraising carried out during the #2.6ChallengeCampaign, which has included yoga, running, walking, cycling, circuit training, trampolining and quizzing, David’s legacy has now raised over £310,000.00. The funds raised through the campaign will be used to support over 800 personnel, veterans and their families across Scotland, through Help for Heroes’ Fellowship programme.
Gary Seath, who ran a quadruple 2.6km run in support the campaign, said:
“The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund is committed to supporting personnel, veterans and family, across Scotland, through Help for Heroes’ Fellowship Programme, during the most unprecedented times. It was very disappointing to have cancelled our 5K fundraising event, however, we fully appreciated the measures taken by the Government as a means to control the spread of the Coronavirus, save lives and protect the NHS.
“However, the 2.6 challenge presented an opportunity to instil a sense of continuity and continue raise funds during what is proving an incredibly challenging time within the charity sector as well as a very poignant time for our family. We have been overwhelmed by the fundraising which has been carried out in support of David’s legacy, through the #2.6ChallengeCampaign and we offer our sincere thanks to everyone who has participated.
“This weekend also provided pause for reflection as we commemorated four years since David’s tragic passing and to have raised over £310,000.00 is testament to dedication, commitment and generosity of those who support our cause within the UK and overseas. The situation at the moment remains very uncertain, however, we will continue to explore technological and socially-distanced, safe measures as a means raise funds in support of David’s legacy.
“As a family is very important to continue to support those whom David cared most passionately about and, therefore, we will continue to ensure that personnel, veterans and their families receive the crucial life-long support required across Scotland during these incredibly challenging times.”