Ben Phillips

Ben Phillips, Leamington Circle

I’ve been living in Leamington Spa since 2004 and moved here with my wife Clare. I’m proud to be doing some fantastic charity work for A Band of Brothers.

What is your motivation for being a part of A Band of Brothers in Leamington?

About two years ago I was invited to an open evening in Oxford and I was really so moved by what the ABoB organisation was up to with young men. I struggled a lot in my youth, I felt very lost and I felt like I could have easily fallen off the rails and ended up in prison or worse. My instant impression was: what a fantastic organisation that’s helping young men, especially young men who don’t have access necessarily to supportive relationships.

I was so inspired, so motivated that I really feel like this is my purpose in life to help young men grow and become mature contributing adults.