Following a two-year hiatus due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Quiz returned to the Garvock House Hotel in Dunfermline, to raise over £1600 to support veteran families through, Help for Heroes.
Over one-hundred supporters attended the popular quiz event, to raise funds in memory of Dunfermline-born Captain David Seath, who tragically died running the 2016 London Marathon running in support of the charity, Help for Heroes.
Since then, the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund has raised £350,000.00 through annual fundraising events as well as generous donations, community and challenging fundraising which has taken place across the United Kingdom and overseas.
Funds support veterans and their families across Scotland through Help for Heroes – from sport, activity, and fellowship services to working directly with beneficiaries to co-produce online courses which promote recovery, to mental health and wellbeing support and much more.
Gary Seath, Founder of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund, said:
“We are sincerely grateful to those who attended our quiz event, which has raised a phenomenal amount of money in support of David’s legacy. We are very fortunate to have such a warm, close-knit relationship with so many of our supporters, which is reflected in their passion for our cause.
“It was great to re-engage with our supporters, face-to-face, and ensure they left feeling that their continued support is greatly appreciated – a true force for good behind what is a truly remarkable legacy which is supporting veterans and their families across Scotland, through Help for Heroes.”
The event provides an annual fun-based, accessible quiz for attendees which focuses on general knowledge, current events, picture and music rounds, supported further by musical entertainment from Rhys Jenkins, a sumptuous haggis supper and a prize draw raffle.
There were many strong team performances on the night, however, the team from MRM Global triumphed to earn the right to put their name on the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Quiz shield as champions for 2022, who scored a very impressive 58/62 points.
Emma Brunet said:
“It was wonderful to have the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Quiz back this year. As always, Gary and his family ensured everyone had a brilliant event of top-notch quizzing, food, prizes and the added bonus of exceptional music performance from Rhys Jenkins. What a fantastic way to carry on David’s legacy and I encourage everyone to look out for next year’s event.”
One team who attended included direct beneficiaries of David’s legacy and members of the Help for Heroes team delivering vital services to veterans and their families across Scotland. One beneficiary kindly left a comment on social media channels, who said:
“It was an absolutely amazing evening, thank you so much for everything you do. I am living proof that the support you give to Help for Heroes in David’s name goes a long way. Three years ago, I was diagnosed with Complex PTSD.
“Two years ago my world fell apart completely and if it wasn’t for the help I have received with regards to Hidden Wounds and the Recovery College, not to mention the continued support and friendship I have from Sport, Activity & Fellowship, I wouldn’t be here, let alone be in the place I am today.”
The event was generously sponsored by MRM Global, whose CEO, Craig Letton, was a university friend of Captain David Seath whilst studying together at Aberdeen University. We extend our sincere thanks to MRM Global for their continued support of David’s legacy.