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.