We have set this webpage up in memory of Captain David Seath. It was requested by his brother, Gary, and his family, as a place for people to learn more about David and show their support.
Donate to David's memorial JustGiving account
Captain David Seath was an officer in 29 Commando Regiment Royal Artillery who served his country with distinction in Afghanistan and the Middle East. David tragically died running the 2016 London Marathon in support of the charity Help for Heroes.
Ali, while serving as an officer in The Royal Engineers, lost both his legs as a result of an explosion. The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund provided a financial grant to support Ali in purchasing a motorised off-road hand bike to take part in outdoor pursuits, something he enjoyed prior to his life-changing injuries.
“I can’t tell you how amazing it is to be able to jump on the bike and get out into the hills again. It is these simple pleasures which make such a difference. It really has made such a difference to my enjoyment of life. I am never off the thing now. The dog is exhausted from all the long walks he is getting as well.”
Donald ‘Mac’ McPherson was injured in 2002 and was medically discharged in 2003 as a result of severe nerve damage and chronic pain in both his legs and feet. Mac applied for a financial grant from Help for Heroes for a bike to assist in maintaining a regular fitness routine, which does not exacerbate his injuries, and was awarded a grant through The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.
"When my bike arrived it came with a note which told me it had been purchased using funds raised by Captain David Seath. Having heard of David's story, I was incredibly touched to have been a beneficiary of his hard work and I will be delighted to put his name on my bike as a tribute to what David's legacy has given me."
Help us ensure Captain David Seath's legacy continues for many years to come by donating now or organising a fundraising event in support of the Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.
Gary Seath has written these words for his webpage:
"David believed passionately in supporting servicemen and veterans of the British Armed Forces. I think everyone has taken great strength in the overwhelming amount of money raised in support of Help for Heroes as we move forward as a family. We are delighted that the funds raised will be used to establish The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund which will serve to assist wounded servicemen, veterans and their families through the awarding of financial assistance.
"An important step is moving forward as a family and, indeed, as a wider a community of friends and Army colleagues is to plan an annual calendar of fundraising events to ensure David's legacy continues for years to come."
Click here to read a moving piece from Gary to his brother David.
Do you have a fundraising idea in support of The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund? No matter the challenge you set yourself or the event you wish to hold, we'll support you from start to finish! Let us know about your idea by registering in support of The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.