This is the official website of Phil Packer MBE, a fundraiser, influencer and inspirational figure within the charity sector. After having sustained catastrophic spinal cord injuries whilst on operational duty, Phil experienced both physical and psychological trauma. However, with support and encouragement, he embarked upon a journey to rebuild his life by setting a series of extreme challenges, which inadvertently inspired millions.
Phil is a patron and ambassador to a number of charities and maintains a busy schedule as Founder & Non Paid CEO of the British Inspiration Trust (BRIT); a charity he founded with an aim of building a Residential Centre of Inspiration for charities and their young people. His intent is to deliver this vision by partnering with charities, engaging with businesses to support the funding of the Centre and running BRIT with gifted support to reduce operational overheads.
He is much sought after as a motivational speaker and as an advisor to businesses on their corporate social responsibility (CSR) strategies, volunteering and community engagement.
His three key aims are to deliver inspiration, create greater inclusion and provide a positive influence within the charity sector; particularly in the areas of self-harm, depression and mental wellbeing.
This year, six years after completing The London Marathon in a punishing 14 days, Phil will set out on 14th September 2015 to complete a marathon distance through the City of London in an incredible 14 hours. Phil is taking on this ambitious challenge to kick-start a £1 million fundraising drive to help BRIT accelerate the development of the UK’s first ever Residential Centre of Inspiration, dedicated to charities supporting young people facing trauma and adversity.