The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Quiz raises over £1500 in support of veterans and their families across Scotland.
Over one-hundred and ten quizzers attended the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Quiz at the Garvock House Hotel on Friday 17 November 2023.
Captain David Seath was running the London Marathon in support of Help for Heroes when he tragically died 3.2 miles from the finish line in 2016. Since then, the legacy set up in his name has raised over £330,600.00 for the charity.
Funds raised through David’s legacy will help to deliver vital comradeship activities, as well as mental health, and case management services, through Help for Heroes.
The event has proved a popular fixture within the local community of Dunfermline for the past six years, well-known for its fun-based, accessible quiz focused on general knowledge, current events, picture, and music rounds.
The quiz is attended by many who have a personal connection to David and his family, as well as veterans, and those from surrounding communities keen to support a local cause.
Jenny Wilson said:
“It was a thoroughly enjoyable night. The quiz was great fun, it was a fantastic atmosphere, and it’s great to raise funds for David’s legacy that is helping so many veterans and their families across Scotland.”
There were many strong performances on the night and ‘Hope there’s Flags’ emerged victorious with an impressive score of 66 out of a possible 70 points.
The team included our youngest winner to date – Marcus McCran Jnr (pictured) who apparently played a blinder with regard to the film and music rounds.
In addition to funds raised through attendance and a raffle, the event was generously sponsored by MRM Global, Incontri Italian Restaurant and Panda Print.
Gary Seath, Founder of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund said:
“We were delighted to welcome so many to our Captain David Seath Memorial Fund Quiz.
“It’s the sixth year we have hosted the quiz. Many put it in their diary year on year and we are so grateful for their continued support. Equally it proved a wonderful experience to welcome those supporting David’s legacy for the first time.
“Working within the veteran sector, the need for continued support is clear; this concerns both veterans in later life and growing numbers of younger veterans presenting a greater scope of complex support needs.
“This can range from finding a home, employment, education or skills training to physical and mental health support needs to family relationships, financial matters and much more.
“No matter what stage of life a veteran decides to reach out for support, David’s legacy is making a huge difference.
“It helps veterans to make successful transitions to civilian life, to reduce isolation and loneliness as well as to make positive lasting recovery from life-changing physical and psychological wounds and much more.
“I wish to thank all who attended and sponsored our quiz for joining us to become a truly incredible force for good behind a truly remarkable legacy.”