The fund was established in memory of Captain David Seath, who tragically died running the 2016 London Marathon in support the charity, Help for Heroes. The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has raised over £315,000 which is used to support over 1000 personnel, veterans as well as their families in communities across Scotland, through Help for Heroes’ Fellowship Programme.
The Band of Brothers and Band of Sisters networks provide social and learning activities, support, camaraderie and a wide range of opportunities to almost 1000 veterans and their families and carers across Scotland. So whether your donation today helps a veteran learn new skills and gain confidence, or supports a family respite day or enables Help for Heroes staff to be there when a veteran is in need; you can be sure you’re helping local heroes in David’s name and memory.
One way in which the funds raised in David’s name have been used concerns the development of regular creative therapy workshops for members across Scotland. Members have and continue to participate in a wide range of workshops focusing on painting, pottery, photography, poetry and woodwork. The workshops warmly welcome both members and their families to participate in the sessions and what has been produced is the physical embodiment of many emotive and inspirational stories concerning the powerful impact of creative therapy.
Previously, donations were used to support wounded, injured and sick personnel through Help for Heroes’ Quick Reaction Fund (QRF). A total of two hundred and forty-eight welfare grants were awarded in David’s name, which provided specialist sports therapy equipment, respite breaks and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) therapy, as well as facilitating supported employment placements, training courses and the setting up of small businesses.
That’s why we continue to work with David’s chosen charity, Help for Heroes. By doing so, we can be confident that every single donation to the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund really does help to rebuild lives.