Injured serviceman in London Marathon

Phil Packer - London Marathon - image -

After having suffered a spinal cord injury in 2008 whilst serving in Iraq, Phil Packer continues to live an active life with an aim to inspire and support others.

Despite using a wheelchair or sometimes crutches, this Sunday he will be taking part in the Virgin London Marathon, 26 miles in 26 hours.

A patron of Help the Heroes for which he has already raised £1.3 million, Phil now plans to raise support and awareness for charities campaigning for young people who are disadvantaged or have disabilities.

With the help of 26 charities (Leonard Cheshire Disability, Scope, Mencap, Whizz-Kidz, to name but a few), all of whom will join Phil for the end of the Marathon, he hopes to raise enough to open an eco-friendly British Centre of Excellence. The Centre, dynamic and unique, will be a conduit to enthuse and inspire young people with disabilities, including our injured service personnel, between the ages of 16 and 25.”

After facing dark times in the early days but coming through thanks to support from friends and family, Phil is passionate about offering the same support for young people in difficult situations and showing how life can and will continue.

To sponsor see all 26 charities and to donate visit Phil Packer‘s website.


April 21, 2010. Tags: , , , , , , , , , . Goings on.

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