Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Virtual 5K Raises Much Needed funds for Help for Heroes

We are delighted to announce that our Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Virtual 5K fundraising event has raised over £700 in support of veterans and their families across Scotland, through Help for Heroes.

Over one-hundred and thirty of our inspirational supporters ventured out into changeable autumn conditions and completed a wide range of 5K-themed activities, which included running, walking, rowing, cycling, yoga, dog-walking and hula-hooping.

The funds raised will be used to support personnel, veterans and their families in communities across Scotland, through Help for Heroes, who last week announced plans to restructure in response to the challenges faced as a result of the Covid-19 Pandemic.

Alice Fox, who completed a virtual 5K walk with her parents, said:

“The Seath family happened to live down the road from me in Fife and last year we did the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund 5K in Pittencrieff Park. However, as with most situations the year, we’ve had to adapt and I completed the virtual 5K in Stirling, whilst my parents did the same in Fife. It’s a brilliant cause and we’re so glad to be able to contribute.”

Gary Seath said:

“We are overwhelmed by the incredible level of engagement and sincerely grateful to our wonderful supporters who, once again, have gone above and beyond wth regard to supporting David’s legacy, through our virtual 5K fundraising event.

“It is clear the Covid-19 Pandemic has had a devastating impact on the charity sector and Help for Heroes have announced plans to restructure as a means to ensure their promise of life-long support to the UK armed forces continue remains intact.

“Having experienced a devastating loss of fundraising income, Help for Heroes have faced a 33% rise in new cases coming forward for support during the Covid-19 pandemic who have responded through a combination of community-facing and virtual support.

“Any fundraising we can undertake during these challenging times is essential to support Help for Heroes continue to adapt and respond to meeting the support needs of personnel, veterans and their families during these unprecedented times.

“Virtual fundraising may prove a vital medium for some time to come and we will endeavour to ensure David’s legacy continues, supporting those whom he cared most passionately about, through Help for Heroes.”

The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has raised over £320,000.00 which has been used to support personnel, veterans and their families across Scotland, through Help for Heroes.

David’s fund organises an annual 5K run/walk, golf day and pub quiz in support of David’s legacy as well as support individuals, community groups and local business take on challenge events and organise fundraising events.

For further information, please contact: gary.seath@outlook.com

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