A Pembrokeshire runner taking on the London Marathon this weekend has raised over £2,000 for Action for Children. Gavin Phillips, from Crundale near Haverfordwest, chose the charity after seeing first hand the work his wife, Vikki, does with Action for Children with young carers and families with disabilities needing support in the county.
Gavin said: “Action for Children is very prominent in Pembrokeshire, and I watch Vikki do amazing work with those in our communities who need it most. It’s a real honour to run the London Marathon and to do it for Action for Children has inspired me to raise as much money as I possibly can for them.”
Gavin and Vikki have organised a number of fundraising events including a bingo night during Easter that raised over £500 with Gavin adding: “Friends, family and the community have been incredibly generous in supporting me and I’m very grateful to everyone who has donated money to this great cause.”
Vikki Phillips, service coordinator for Action for Children in Pembrokeshire, said: “I’m very proud of Gavin but to see him running for Action for Children is very special. He has a great awareness of what we do in Pembrokeshire for young carers and their families, children with disabilities and with the Reflect project so knowing he’s raising funds that will help those projects is amazing.”