Phil’s coping mechanisms to tackle life after sustaining catastrophic spinal cord injuries have inadvertently inspired millions. Completing his iconic 14-
Exploring his capabilities through extreme physical challenges have allowed him to understand his own physical and psychological trauma and this has naturally led to work supporting young people who suffer adversity in their lives.
As a much sought after Ambassador, Influencer and Fundraiser, Phil engages with young people, parents and communities through registered charities, universities, colleges and schools.
He founded the British Inspiration Trust (BRIT) with an aim to build an national Centre of Inspiration for charities to refer their young people who have faced both physical and psychological trauma and assist them to regain their self-
He has a wealth of knowledge and experience in volunteering, community engagement, fundraising and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). As a Professional Speaker, Phil engages with audiences with an abundance of honesty, emotional intelligence and humour. His journey is an extraordinary one and Phil continues to strive to create greater inclusion, reduce the stigma of mental health and deliver a positive influence within communities and the corporate & charity sectors.
1 mile for Phil is the equivalent of 3 to 4 miles for someone without a spinal cord injury. In 2012 he completed the equivalent of 310 marathon distances in 331 days
Just over a year after sustaining his injuries, Phil embarked upon a journey to rebuild his life by setting himself a series of extreme challenges to raise £1million for wounded service personnel.
To understand the scope of mental health issues in the UK, Phil walked with young people facing trauma in every county of England, Scotland, Wales & Northern Ireland (including Jersey, Guernsey, Alderney & the Isle of Man) during 2012. Each day he was hosted by either a charity, university, college, school or sports organisation.
Phil’s fees from his Corporate Speaking Engagements are gifted to charity. He also gifts his time to universities, colleges, schools and charities.
The aim of each of Phil's arduous physical endeavours has been to raise positive awareness or funding for young people who face adversity in their lives; particularly young people living with disabilities, mental health difficulties, specific medical needs or who live in deprivation.
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