MORE than 100 supporters of a late army captain from Crossgates have teamed-up to help raise over £1,600 for the charity set up in his name.

After a two-year hiatus due to COVID-19, The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund’s quiz night returned recently.

Captain Seath, who lived in Crossgates, tragically passed away after suffering a cardiac arrest while running the 2016 London Marathon in support of Help for Heroes and, following his death, his family founded The Captain David Seath Memorial Fund.

It has gone on to raise £350,000 through fundraising events in West Fife, across the UK and overseas, as well as through generous donations.

Money raised is used to support veterans and their families across Scotland through Help for Heroes, including sport, activity, fellowship, recovery, mental health and wellbeing services.

Captain Seath’s brother Gary, the founder of the memorial fund, said: “We are sincerely grateful to those who attended our quiz event in Dunfermline, 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.”

MRM Global sponsored the event and CEO Craig Letton, a university friend of Captain Seath’s, said on the charity’s social media channels: “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 and fellowship, I wouldn’t be here, let alone be in the place I am today.”