The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund 5K is going virtual!
We’re living through unprecedented times which means charity fundraising has had to adapt and devise all manner of new fundraising ideas. As a result, we have decided to organise a virtual fundraising 5K event on Sunday 04 October 2020. Going virtual means it’s not simply about running or walking this year, there are so many different ways to fundraise!
We warmly welcome any activity where you can complete 5K in support of David’s legacy. Cycling, rowing, kayaking, running, orienteering, walking, hiking, swimming or even playing a round of golf… the list is endless!
What we’re asking you to do!
Simply purchase your £5 ticket, via Eventbrite, and complete your 5K activity in Sunday 04 October 2020. What would be fantastic too is post a picture or video of your fundraising activity and share it on our social media channels, using the hashtag #CDSMFV5K.
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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 £315,000.00 which is used to support over 800 personnel, veterans as well as their families in communities across Scotland, through Help for Heroes Fellowship Programme.
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.