Captain Seath inducted in to Aberdeen University Lacrosse Hall of Fame

1381251956_0A wonderful gesture has been made today by Aberdeen University Men’s Lacrosse Team, who have selected David as the inaugural inductee into their hall of fame. #Legacy #DuctusExemplo

A statement from Aberdeen University Men’s Lacrosse Team:

David was a founding member of The Aberdeen University Men’s Lacrosse Club. he was a well respected member of his community & AUMLC. An Afghanistan veteran Captain, David sadly passed away during the 2016 London Marathon.

We commemorate david in 2018 as the first official inductee of the aberdeen university men’s lacrosse club hall of fame (est. 2018). Honouring david’s legacy, the program has selected the motto ‘Ductus Exemplo’, latin for ‘Leadership by Example’, to represent our disciplined approach to the 2018/19 season.

https://www.lacrosseaberdeen.com/hall-of-fame

 

David’s legacy continues encouraging young people to develop life-saving skills

174884e9-a811-42b4-8914-149ce81930adThe Captain David Seath Memorial Fund worked in partnership with Inspire Educate and Develop – First Aid Training and Lothians Veterans Centre to provide deliver a series #CPR #Defibrillator workshop to young people recently.

On Tuesday 11 September, a CPR/Defibrillator workshop was delivered to forty young people through the Police Scotland Angus And Dundee Army Cadet Force Youth Advantage Outreach Programme at Barry Budden Barracks.

This was followed up with an additional workshop at St Columba’s High School in Dunfermline On Wednesday 12 September, where the pupils learned CPR/Defibrillator techniques as a means to promote the vital life saving skills to fellow pupils within the school throughout the next next year.

57700060-b9dc-437d-8747-76e1333b51f8Gary Seath said:

“As a result of David’s tragic death, it was recommended that I have my heart tested by a Cardiologist and I conducted research as a means to understand what the specific tests were investigating. Whilst carrying out my research, I was startled to read that twelve young people die as a result of a cardiac arrest in the UK on a weekly basis and that 30,000 out of hospital cardiac arrests take place in the UK each year.

“Providing free CPR instruction sessions to the local community, as part of David’s legacy, are very much about providing the confidence and vital life saving skills to respond effectively in the event of a cardiac arrest.”

 

Golf day raises over £2200 in support of David’s legacy

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Sixteen teams of keen golfers contested the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Golf Day on Friday 24 August, which raised over £2200 to support personnel and veterans living with life-changing physical and psychological trauma in partnership with Help for Heroes.

The team stableford competition was held at Fairmont, St Andrews on the award-winning Torrance Course, which was designed by Ryder Cup and Scottish golfing legend Sam Torrance.

It proved a day for patient, measured and consistent play and many teams managed to record impressive scores, successfully negotiating the strong breeze as well as challenging bunkers and water features.

Prior to heading out on the course, players had the opportunity to practise with Fairmont’s PGA professionals, warm up with a light-hearted respirator putting challenge as well as observe a 105mm Light Gun salute in memory of David, courtesy of 105 Regiment Royal Artillery.

A short-film was produced in partnership by Applecatcher Films, a company established by veteran Matt Jones, who recently graduated with a degree in filmmaking from Edinburgh Napier University.

Gary Seath said:

“It is a privilege to host a golf day event in St Andrews, the spiritual home of golf. I think the sense of expectation rises considerably as you drive through the historic town towards Fairmont Resort.

“The courses and facilities are fantastic at Fairmont, St Andrews and, coupled with the historic nature of St Andrews, I know many of our guests had been looking forward to the event for a considerable time.

“It was wonderful to welcome a considerable number of return guests from last year as well as new supporters which contributed to a wonderful sense of atmosphere, solidarity and purpose. 

This year’s event has proved a great success, which has doubled the amount raised from last year and we, as a family, are sincerely grateful to everyone who supported the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Golf Day.”

The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has raised over £280,000 and 250 welfare grants have been provided, in David’s name, to personnel and veterans living with life-changing physical and psychological trauma through Help for Heroes.

David’s memorial fund is making a huge and lasting difference to its beneficiaries. Every donation made in his memory is used to support Help for Heroes’ Quick Reaction Fund (QRF) which provides specialist sports 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.

Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Pub Quiz returns on 16 November 2018!

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Tickets for The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Pub Quiz at the Garvock House Hotel, Dunfermline on Friday 16 November 2018 are now available!

Assemble a team of six colleagues, friends or family (£10 per head) for eight rounds of mind-teasing question about sports, film, television and general knowledge as well as our famous picture rounds. We will also provide a wonderful haggis supper as well as sweet and savoury snacks.

Sound good!? Simply reserve your tickets online (https://bit.ly/2NWEyd9) or contact gary.seath@outlook.com

David Large and Gareth Edwards to Skydive in support of David’s legacy

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We are delighted to announce that David Large, a former colleague of Captain Seath at 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery, and his friend, Gareth Edwards, will skydive later this month in support of The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund. 

David said:

“David was a big believer in supporting veterans living with PTSD as well as general mental illness.  He took me to an event in Edinburgh to see Simon Weston the Falkland’s veteran and helped me out through a difficult time during my army career and I just want to create awareness and give something back to such a brilliant cause.”

We wish David and Gareth the best of luck for the skydive and thank them for supporting the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.

If you wish to support the guy’s incredible efforts, you can donate via their Just Giving page

Bid for two tickets to the final day of the Scottish Open 2018

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Fancy going to the final round of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open on Sunday!?

The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has teamed up with it’s good friends at Lothians Veterans Centre to run a special auction for two day passes to the final round of the Scottish Open at Gullane Golf Club on Sunday 15 July 2018.

Tickets for the final round have just sold out, so simply place your bid (the current bid stands at £80) before the auction closes at 3pm on Saturday 14 July 2018. Tickets can be collected at the ticket office at Gullan Golf Club.

The proceeds will be divided between both causes.

 

To place your bid, contact gary.seath@outlook.com

MRM Brand conquer Tough Mudder Scotland raising over £1000 in support of David’s legacy

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Our sincere thanks to Craig Letton and his incredible team at MRM Brand, who completed #ToughMudderScotland last week, raising over £1000 in support of The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.

David was a close friend of MRM CEO Craig Letton and his wife Gemma. David and Craig studied Management together at the University of Aberdeen and formed a strong friendship through playing Lacrosse together for the Aberdeen University Lacrosse and for Scotland.

Craig said:

“As CEO of a marketing software company called MRM, I signed up my team to take part in Tough Mudder Scotland and chose to use this as an opportunity to  fund raise on behalf of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.

 “I met David Seath in my 1st week staying at Crombie Halls at Aberdeen University. Both David and I were studying Management and had also recently joined the University Lacrosse team.

 “During my 4 years at Aberdeen, I spent a huge amount of time with David studying, partying, working out and playing lacrosse. As a result, we formed a very close relationship and we stayed in touch after leaving Aberdeen where David joined the military and I moved to England for work.

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” In 2016, David tragically died running the London Marathon and in his memory, his brother Gary setup the Captain Seath Memorial Fund which so far has supported over 250 personnel and veterans living with life changing physical injuries and PTSD through Help for Heroes.

” It is with great pride that all of the MRM team were able to complete the Tough Mudder course and were able to raise over £1,000 for the Captain Seath Memorial Fund. It’s great to know that David’s legacy continues to live on through the memorial fund and we were able to contribute to such a great cause.”

Gary Seath said:

We are incredibly grateful to Craig, Gemma and the team at MRM Brand for completing Tough Mudder Scotland in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund. As a family, we are overwhelmed that so many of David’s friends, from his time at Aberdeen University, have come forward to raise money in support of his legacy, which demonstrates a real and lasting esprit de corps; something David valued very highly as an Officer in 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery.

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“For Craig and the team to have raised over £1000 at a time when fundraising can prove challenging is an exceptional effort and, thanks to their efforts, our work with continue supporting personnel and veterans, living with life-changing physical and psychological trauma in David’s name, through the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.

The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has raised £280,000 and provided over two-hundred and fifty welfare grants to personnel and veterans of the British Armed Forces living with life-changing physical injuries and psychological trauma through Help for Heroes, the charity David was running for that tragic day.

David’s memorial fund is making a huge and lasting difference to its beneficiaries. Every donation made in his memory is used to support Help for Heroes’ Quick Reaction Fund (QRF) which provides specialist sports 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.

If you would like to take on Tough Mudder in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund, please contact gary.seath@outlook.com

Sammy’s bake sale raises over four hundred pounds in support of David’s legacy

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Our sincere thanks to Sammy Fyfe, whose bake sale raised £440 in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund. The event was held at Carnock and Gowkhall Community Hall on Sunday 10 June 2018, which was well supported by the local community.

Sammy produced a delicious range of sweet and savoury baking for the event as well as homemade rhubarb jam. Guests also had the opportunity enter a raffle, which included a fantastic range of restaurant, activity  and beauty vouchers.

Sammy also set up a just giving page for those who could not attend on the day and our sincere thanks to everyone who donated in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.

Gary Seath said:

“We are delighted that Sammy’s bake sale has proved a huge success and very grateful for the considerable effort she has made with regards to baking a wonderful array of treats as well as promoting the event and The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.”

The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has raised £280,000 and provided over two-hundred and fifty welfare grants to personnel and veterans of the British Armed Forces living with life-changing physical injuries and psychological trauma through Help for Heroes, the charity David was running for that tragic day.

David’s memorial fund is making a huge and lasting difference to its beneficiaries. Every donation made in his memory is used to support Help for Heroes’ Quick Reaction Fund (QRF) which provides specialist sports 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.

Team Edinburgh Napier University Complete EMF2018 Marathon Relay support of David’s legacy

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We are delighted to announce that Team Edinburgh Napier University completed the #EMF2018 Marathon Relay in an incredible time of three hours and forty-five minutes. 

The team, who work together in Development and External Relations Department of the University, have raised over £400 in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund, which supports personnel and veterans living with life-changing physical and psychological trauma in partnership with Help for Heroes.

The team, which included Ben Waite, Craig Shearer, Alan Bree and Gary Seath, generously nominated The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund as a result of working alongside Gary, who established the fund following the tragic death is brother of Captain David Seath (29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery), who died running the 2016 Virgin London Marathon.

Gary Seath said:

“Sunday proved a fantastic, memorable day and I am overwhelmed with regards to commitment and dedication the guys have demonstrated in terms of their preparations and application which, ultimately, has led to the fantastic finishing time. I am also very thankful my colleagues Leigh Dilks, Karen Goodman, Alison Punnet and Lucille Bluefield, who generously gave up their Sunday to support our efforts.

“It’s overwhelming when I think about what has been achieved through the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund and the warmth and support I have received at Edinburgh Napier University as well as the fundraising initiated by colleagues is greatly appreciated by both my family and I.”

So far, the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has supported two hundred and fifty personnel and veterans living with life changing physical and psychological trauma through Help for Heroes, the charity Captain David Seath was running for during the 2016 London Marathon.

Alan, Ben and Craig said:

“It was great to get behind such a worthy cause and our participation was made only possible to a strong sense of team spirit as well as the support and encouragement of friends, family and colleagues at Edinburgh Napier University. We are incredibly grateful to everyone who has made a donation in support of our efforts and look forward to taking on future marathon relay events as Team Edinburgh Napier University.”

The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund is making a huge and lasting difference to its beneficiaries. Every donation made in his memory is used to support Help for Heroes’ Quick Reaction Fund (QRF) which provides specialist sports 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.

If you wish to donate in support of Team Edinburgh Napier University’s efforts, please visit their Just Giving page: https://bit.ly/2J7aNHn

Jim Gallagher completes EMF2108 Marathon in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund

 

IMG_0652We are delighted to announce that Jim Gallagher completed the #EMF2018 Marathon in an incredible time of four hours and two minutes on Sunday 27 May 2018.

We are incredibly grateful to Jim and his wider family for their continued support. The Gallagher family are regular attendees of our fundraising events throughout the year and we were overwhelmed when Jim kindly signed up to run the EMF2018 Marathon earlier this year.

Jim is a Naval Officer as well as an experienced marathon runner and, despite his many commitments, managed to maintain a disciplined training schedule during the harsh winter/spring weather. Now that the race is over and the blisters have began to heal, he has very kindly shared a few words with regards to his experience.

 “My training for this race didn’t go as well as I had hoped due to family and work commitments (and maybe a wee bit of laziness…) so I was very happy with my time of 4:02:17! The weather was kind to us. It was forecast to be 22 degrees but the east coast har came in to save the day! 

“I chose to run for the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund for a couple of reasons. Firstly, it’s a great cause! Providing sports equipment, respite breaks and PTSD therapy all help to get wounded (physically and mentally) service personnel and veterans back on their feet. 

“Secondly, the way that David’s family have channeled their grief by setting up this fund to help others shows great courage. I didn’t know David but we went to the same school, I think I was three years above him, and he was also an Officer in the UK Armed Forces like me. Different cap badge but same big family! 

“I’ll definitely run another event for the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund. Maybe not a marathon though…”

If you would like to donate in support of Jim’s fantastic efforts, you can do so by visiting his Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jimgallagher

We offer our sincere thanks to Jim for his commitment and dedication towards supporting the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.