What better way to launch our new blog than with the new JustGiving page of our all-time top fundraiser?
If you know anything about Phil Packer, you know what an awesome, awe-inspiring, indefatiguable force of a man he is. (If you don’t, stop what you’re doing now and read on. Don’t miss this!)
After sustaining a spinal cord injury in Iraq in 2008 and learning that he might not ever walk again, Phil Packer made a few decisions. Not only would he walk again – he would go on to walk the 2009 London Marathon to raise funds for Help for Heroes.
It took him a few hours a day over 13 days, but he did it. And he’s gone on to tackle other incredible challenges. He rowed the Channel. He hauled himself up El Capitan. And he’s raised well over £1 million for Help for Heroes in the process.
But you probably know all that. But did you know…he’s at it again?
This year, Phil is again walking the 2010 Virgin London Marathon course. This time though he’s doing it in 26 hours. He’s walking 26 miles in 26 hours to raise money for 26 charities, to be exact. He’ll dedicate each mile to one of these charities. At each mile, he’ll be joined by a “Young Support Walker” from each charity. All 26 support walkers have been invited to join Phil in crossing the finish line – which he aims to do at 12 noon on Sunday.
Visit Phil Packer’s 2010 JustGiving page to find out more about the inspiring and effective work Phil is doing – and to donate to his 2010 marathon feat. Don’t forget to cheer him and all of his support walkers on Marathon day!