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Like many of us David has always been keen to raise funds for charity.

 

In 1990 David ran the New York Marathon whilst working as an off-shore helicopter pilot in the Shetland Isles for The Special Shetland Kids Fund, which he formed in order to take special needs children from Shetland to London (many had never been to the mainland).

 

In 1995, whilst at medical school, he managed to raise the greatest single amount in 7 days by a medical student during rag week, by raising £7,500 for the specific purchase of medical equipment for the Paediatric Unit at The Royal London Hospital.

 

In 1997 he founded and was Chairman of ‘St. Bartholomew’s & The Royal London Turf Club” which raised monies for charities such as Riding for the Disabled. It was the first club within a medical school to own a racehorse that was professionally trained and ridden in the colours of the medical schools. The racehorse, ‘Nearly a Doctor’ (by ‘Nealry a Hand’) was trained by Philip Hobbs and ridden by Richard Johnson. Richard Dunwoody was a patron of the club. The horse raced at Cheltenham, Ascot, Sandown Park and other major raccourses.

 

In 2000 David ran the London marathon for the charity “Health Unlimited’

 

In 2010 David founded ‘Ludlow Food Heroes in support of Help 4 Heroes’, which produced a book telling the story of the ‘foodie’ centre of  he UK and those of the producers and retailers. The book is on its second print run and is hoped to raise over £25,000 for charity. Templar Medical are the sponsors of the book.

 

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