David Hellard


Street Child
Street Child believes that that every child deserves the right to live in a safe, secure home and the chance to receive a quality education. Starting in Sierra Leone, ranked in 2008 by the UN as the world’s least developed country, we strive to see every child enjoying these two basic rights. Street Child’s principal programmes are: 1) a street based programme supporting children off the street and into family and school; 2) an education development programme specialising in building schools and training teachers in remote rural areas bereft of educational facilities. All of Street Child’s programmes are delivered with local implementing partners. Together we helped over 2000 children off the street and over 10,000 children into school in Sierra Leone from 2008-2012.

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David Hellard's Marathon Des Sables Page

David Hellard

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DavidHellard

The Challenges are back! I'm taking on the following list of feats to raise money for Street Child, an incredible charity, helping educate street children in the world's poorest countries. If you have any other suggestions get in touch, as the list in not yet complete. The idea is you donate more money, the more of these list I acheive. 

1) Defend the Eliminator marathon - Tick - New Course Record -SWEET!

2) Podium at Man Vs Mountain - TICK - New Course Record - Super Sweet!

3) Podium at the Afghanistan marathon - 10th October TICK (kind of) Unofficially 3rd (if you discount the locals on motorbikes)

4) Break the record for the London Underground Marathon 

5) Podium at the Fan Dance (SAS Selection Test) - Withdraw due to ankle

6) Podium at an Ultra - TICK - 3 for 3 so far - Dorset Coastal Trail Ultra 33m, Country 2 Capital 45m, Pilgrim Challenge 66m

6) Finish elite at the Marathon de Sable 'The Toughest Footrace on Earth' - Tick

7) Finish top 20 in the Marathon de Sable - 17th Tick

8) Finish 1st Brit at the Marathon de Sable - Tick - Yeeha!

This is also the fundraising page for Beer Belly Running and all of its events. Street Child is the most worthwhile charity I have come across - they help street children and build schools in the world's poorest and most ravaged countries. Add ontop of that there's an ebola outbreak and they need your money ASAP!

To give you an idea of where your money goes, here are some examples:

£1         Buys a child a pair of sandals.

£5         Buys a rucksack, exercise books, pens and pencils for school.

£15       Feeds a child twice a day for a month.

£40       Pays for a child to attend school for an entire year.

£100     Pays the monthly salary of a nurse or social worker.

£500     Funds a child from life on the street to life at home. This includes school fees, counselling, skills training, sanitary products, staff costs, and the small business grant their families can receive to help them set up on their own and support their own children.

£1000+ Funds the construction of a temporary class-room or mini-‘school’ in a rural


The page is a combination of money raised by his stupid challenges and money for entering events such as King of the spHill, Beat the Barrel and The Great British Beerathon.

Challenges undertaken in 2013

1) Pacemake the Brighton marathon in under 3.15 (with no tapering) – top 7% of marathon runners. Tick - 3.14

2)  Run the London marathon a week later and be winning the entire race at the 400 meter point – will take some positioning and going flat out to catch Mo Farah, he’ll be averaging 71 seconds per 400 and I’ll be starting downfield. Tick - leading the London Marathon

3)  Finish the London marathon in a good for age time of sub 3.10 (with no tapering) – top 5% of marathon runners, target 2 could scupper this. Tick - 3.03

4)  Top ten in the world’s largest assault course 3 weeks later (20 miles and 200 obstacles) - harder than a marathon. Tick - fastest time

5)  Podium at the Sierra Leone marathon - two weeks later. Tick - first international finisher

6)  Finish the Sierra Leone marathon 2.50-3hrs – average temperature 31C (88F ) - top 1-3% marathon runners. Fail - 3.15, food coming up and out.


Thanks all


Recent donors

01.10.16 You are proper bonkers!

28.09.16 Found you through Lazy Girl Running's link to your Leading The London Marathon at 400m video. Have a tenner :-)

19.08.16 Hi David: I am Claire's colleague -really worthy cause!

15.08.16 Keep it up!

08.08.16 GO SPANNERS!

07.08.16 cheers for yesterday. see you next year

06.08.16 For Ailsa and Nicks beerathon efforts - good luck!

05.08.16 Ailsa Bannerman Runnavom! Good luck xx

05.08.16 Good luck Ailsa!

05.08.16 You had me at Scotch Egg. Good luck Ailsa!

05.08.16 For Ailsa Bannerman Beerathon

05.08.16 This is for Ailsa Bannerman running the Great British beerathon who I want to see being sick. Thank you

03.08.16 Amazing efforts, good luck with the rest of the challenges.

03.08.16 Nick & Ailsa's Beerathon Entries

28.07.16 Retrospective donation for Marathon des Sables!

29.06.16 Beerathon 2016. Please, not the quiche again

29.06.16 Beerathon 2016 - Jemma Garraghan

28.06.16 Beerathon

25.06.16 Beerathon

21.06.16 Beerathon - Lisa Ellis and Mike Cross

21.06.16 Beerathlon

20.06.16 Beerathon!

17.06.16 Beerahton

13.06.16 This is the year I beat the stomach!!!

13.06.16 Beerathon


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