Armed Forces Day is a chance to show your support to the UK Armed Forces community.
Armed Forces Day is about recognising the courage, dedication and commitment of our UK Armed Forces who defend the United Kingdom and its interests overseas. Right now, personnel are operating around the world, promoting peace, delivering aid, tackling drug smuggling, providing security and fighting terrorism.
Armed Forces Day is also about recognising the importance of family, community and the variety of military charities who are supporting our serving personnel or ensuring the life-long support needs of veterans and their families are met across the United Kingdom.
The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund was established following David’s tragic death running the 2016 London Marathon and funds continue to be raised in his name to support serving personnel, veterans and their families, through Help for Heroes.
Despite challenges presented by the COVID-19 Pandemic, virtual fundraising has enabled David’s legacy to continue to grow during these unprecedented times, a legacy which has now raised over £320,000.00.
These unprecedented times have affected many services provided to veterans and their families by Help for Heroes, who have adapted to virtual and community-based service models to support mental health and wellbeing.
The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has played its part, which has supported delivery of over two hundred virtual sessions to veterans, through Help for Heroes, since the Pandemic began last March.
A wide variety of virtual activities have proved popular with veterans and their families, including regular quiz, murder mystery and escape room events as well as drawing, painting, adult colouring-in book and model-making sessions.
We hope you will consider showing your support for our work by making a small donation, which will enable us to continue to support serving personnel and veterans during these unprecedented times.