£250,000 raised by family of solider who died in London Marathon

£250,000 raised by family of solider who died in London Marathon

The family and friends of a Cowdenbeath soldier who tragically died running the London Marathon have raised nearly £250,000 in his memory.

Captain David Seath, 31, collapsed three miles short of the finish line in April after suffering a cardiac arrest.  He was running to raise money for Help the Heroes.

His family have since set up a trust in his name to continue to raise money to help wounded, injured and sick members of the armed forces.

David’s brother, Gary, said: “To date we’ve raised just under the £250,000 mark.

“As a family we agree that we’ve been truly overwhelmed by the scope of events that have gone on in the last six months, from commemorative 3.2-mile walks and runs, to skydives to bakeathons, it’s just been incredible.

David Seath, 31
David Seath, 31

“One of the great comforts to me in particular was looking at the Just Giving page and seeing all the wonderful notes of support and also learning about all the incredible events that were going on.

“For a couple of months there were so many people raising money and they were posting on the JustGiving page ‘his family will never see this, but this is our contribution’.

“It’s important to let them know that, yes, we did see that and we’re incredibly grateful to everyone.”

He added: “For many of our beneficiaries they will require life-long care, so we are working very hard in establishing an annual pub quiz, golf day and running event which will form the core activities of our fundraising.”

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