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 fundraising page

David Hellard

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

This is the fundraising page for David Hellard aka Beer Belly Running. 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.

My next challenge is racing the marathon de sable in 2015. That's right racing, not running. I've never run more than a marathon, but my challenge is to finish in the top 20 (elite is top 50) and who knows maybe even first Brit.

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.


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


Recent donors

13.06.14 GBBeerathon; synonymous with bikini top drip-tray, ominous disclaimers to "limit the liability of the organisers or their agents for death" (did anyone else read it that way?) and bargain basement £30 marriage proposals! NB I've upped the bid to £50... ;D

12.06.14 In it for the scotch egg!

12.06.14 For Jess and Debs beer run .... Take 2!!

12.06.14 Beerathon Entry 02/08/2014...the time is now

12.06.14 Good luck in the MDS. It will be a breeze after the Beerathon!

12.06.14 powered by real ale

12.06.14 Beerathon Entry - 2nd Aug 2014

11.06.14 In beer we trust

11.06.14 Beerathon Entry

11.06.14 Beerathon Entry with a 4-course meal! :)

11.06.14 uh... this is just drinking right? I don't have to run anywhere do i?

11.06.14 Beerathon - My toughest challenge yet!

11.06.14 Who needs medals and t-shirts when you can get beer and pies?!

11.06.14 can i have pints of rum and coke instead?

10.06.14 Finally a running event that makes sense!!

09.06.14 I've been training for this race for 20 years!

08.06.14 Two Beer-a-thon entries! Looking forward to training for this one...

07.06.14 Beerathon where have you been all my life? I think we need to merge this with parkrun so we can do it every week.

07.06.14 Registration for Beerathon. Looking forward.

07.06.14 Registration for Beerathon! Looking forward :)

06.06.14 Watch out for the Mad Morris Dancer on the Beerathon bringing some culture to the event!

05.06.14 Beer-a-thon entry! This is awesome and will no doubt rival the marathon, Fa Cup final and Wimbledon for London's greatest sporting event!

05.06.14 Beerathon !! Bring on the slobstacles


05.06.14 Beerathon Entry!


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