Major Packer Does It Again:

Cat and PhilI was lucky enough to briefly meet Major Phil Packer at the JustGiving Awards back in February. On the night Major Packer came away with the award for Most Successful Fundraiser. Why? Because in 2009 he walked the London Marathon over 14 days after being told that he was unlikely to ever walk again and in the process raised over £1.3 million for Help For Heroes.

Phil gave myself and some other marathon runners a really motivational speech before the event. I came away with a sincere admiration for this guy and I don’t think I’ve ever come across someone who has such a determination for charity.

So when I found out that Phil is doing the London Marathon again this year I was understandably impressed. But this year he has set himself a target of 26 hours and will be dedicating each mile of his walk to a different charity.

You can see a list of charities at his home page, but Phil’s first mile will be dedicated to Arthritis Research UK and he’ll be walking with Catherine Bull (22) who has Rheumatoid Arthritis. You can leave a message of support or leave a donation at the ‘Starting With Arthritis‘ page.

If you have any other amazing marathon stories then feel free to leave a comment below this post and tell us about it!

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