David Pollard

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Support my D-Day Challenge

The D-Day 44 Challenge commemorates the 1944 Allied invasion of occupied France. I will be heading to Normandy, to race across its picturesque beaches, finishing at the historic Pegasus Bridge on the 80th anniversary of D-Day, 6 June 2024.

Combat Stress is the UK's leading charity for veterans' mental health. For over a century, they've helped former servicemen and women deal with issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and post-traumatic stress disorder. Today, they provide support to veterans from every service and every conflict.

As a veteran myself (RAF - please don't hold that against me), I’m taking on D-Day Challenge to help take vital strides towards ensuring veterans can get the support they need.

I'll be publishing my progress and giving examples of the much needed work that CombatStress provide via https://runfatboyrun.net.  There's also the Instagram feed across on @run_fatboy_run_net

Thank you so much for your support.

My Achievements

Created a Team

Uploaded Profile Pic

Shared fundraising page

First Donation

Raised £250

Raised £500

Raised £750

Raised £1000

Reached Fundraising Goal

My Updates

We're into the new year, time to push

Friday 5th Jan
The training and physio is going well,  time to start pushing on generating the donations. 

I've revamping https://runfatboyrun.net to cover my journey and will post more frequent updates there.  153 Days to go...

Thank you to my Sponsors


Chris Clark-miller

Good luck Dave.


Livehybrid Ltd (w Searle)


Andy & Liz

Go Dave! Good Luck!


Apollo Capital Group Ltd

Good luck Dave, fantastic effort for a great cause.


Malcolm Slinger


Unshakeablesalt Ltd


Unshakeable Salt Ltd


Matt Gaffney


John Macintyre

Go on Dave - top man


Wayne Goodyear

This is a worthy cause good luck reaching your goal and beyond 👏


Richard Hardman

Hi David, I’m part of the super car WhatsApp group and have seen your message tonight. Happy to help pal Rich



Great cause but a hell of a challenge!!! Respect 😊


Simon Rayner

Well done mate. Great cause and good on you!


Marian Pollard


Business 7's

Referee Fees donated for Business 7's competition


Johnny Millie & Harry Hamlin

Great effort Dave and good luck. I have never forgotten my visit to those beaches with my dad when at uni


Ben Potter


Woodhouse School Rugby 7's


Woodhouse Grove School

Donated Referee Match Fees: Woodhouse Grove U16 Rugby Sevens Tournament


Ian And Janet Roberts

Good luck Dave, hope it goes well out there! 💪


Mark Maltby


Alex & Nicole Pollard


Ivo Silva

Good luck father from another brother!


Will Wilkin

Good Luck!


Paul Ryan

Good luck Dave


Adam Barlow

Best of luck!


Gillian Marshall


Mark Hayward

Go for it mate - glad to see you are doing something very close to many people in our industry etc


Andrew Croston

Excellent effort, well done


Jont- (seloc)

Best of luck!


Yarnbury Ladies Rufc

Ref fees


Yorkshire Rfu

Donated match fees Yorkshire Schools Cup Final 2024 Beckfoot vs Horsforth


Josh King


Debbie & Dave Atkinson

Good Luck Dave, from the Atkinsons


Chopper Seloc

You will be running on beaches my dad looked at from HMS Mauritius on 6th June 1944. Best of luck


Pat Harrison


Simon Pexton

Well done Dave


Mark Rasche


Yarnbury Rufc

Referee Match Fees donated 14th Jan 2024 Yarnbury vs Old Brods


David Pollard


West Park Leeds Rufc U14

Donated match fees and expenses: WPL vs Huddersfield, U14 Yorkshire Cup 3/3/2024


Joe Bedford

Great work, Dave! From Joe, Katie, Lucy and Poppy 👍


West Park Rufc Ladies

Donated Referee Match Fees : WPL 9th March 2024


Megan Harrison

Good luck Grandpo xxxxxx


West Park Rufc

Donated Match Fees: West Park Girls U16 vs Castleford


West Park Leeds Rufc

Donated Match Fees: West Park U16 Girls vs Selby


Charlotte Moore

Good luck Dappo!


Sheringham Reynolds


Arun Thamizhiah

All the best DaPo!


Simon Mabb

Best of luck David. Great cause.



Great charity, all the best.


Iain Robertson

Good luck!


Simon Pearce

Best of luck




Rach And Charlie

Well done, Dave!


Richard Foster

Best of luck!


Lee Akers

Good luck DP! Will be a cracking event. Wish I was there with you X


Daniel Murphy

You got this Keep up the good work