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

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I have been volunteering with Street Child and decided to run the Sierra Leone Marathon in May to raise money for them. I'm never going to be content with just running a race though, so I've set out the following six challenges:

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

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.

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

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

5)  Podium at the Sierra Leone marathon - two weeks later.

6)  Finish the Sierra Leone marathon 2.50-3hrs – average temperature 31C (88F ) - top 1-3% marathon runners.

I'm not sure if I'll achieve all of those, but they're all potentially possible and hopefully worth your cash. If not Street Child is an incredible charity who help street children in Sierra Leone with education, shelter ... basic survival, so cough it up or come join me. 


Finally, 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

Thanks all


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14.04.14 king of the sp-hill

04.04.14 King of da spHill

04.04.14 Queen of da SpHill

02.04.14 King of the SpHill

01.04.14 Amazing challenges ahead Dave. King of the spHILL

28.03.14 King of the Sphill

22.03.14 King of the sphill

03.03.14 Hill-drinking

22.02.14 King of the spHill

19.02.14 KING OF SPHILL ENTRY FOR (6): Christian Gilbert Laura Gilbert Hollie Grantham Keith Hahn Ashley Stearn Russell Barker

17.02.14 Queen of the spHill?

04.02.14 King of the spHill

02.02.14 Worth twenty quid just for that hilarious utube video of you leading the marathon. Brill.

31.01.14 King of the spHill deal

31.01.14 King of the Sphill

30.01.14 King of the spHill

29.01.14 King of the spHill Nice one David, and nice one London Pride!

28.01.14 King of the SpHill

28.01.14 King of the SpHill

28.01.14 king of the spill!

20.01.14 Kill of the SpHill £13,303.75 and counting! awesome!

16.01.14 keep up the great work

19.07.13 Amazing stuff David, rather you than me!

28.06.13 Good effort and fab photos On On

21.06.13 Well done Dave, fantastic effort. The start of the London marathon did make me laugh!


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