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£765raised of £750 target by 35 supporters

Weʼre raising £750 to To remember Phil, support his family and aid research.

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It was just over a year ago that Phil Holmes tragically passed away

Phil was a colleague to many of us and a beloved friend to even more.

I was truly inspired by the way Phil was able to face the most challenging adversity in such an effortless way, and in that way he truly was and always will be an example to us all.

He had a zest for life which was infectious and almost astounding when you consider the challenge he was facing. He had an uncanny way of being so open and honest about what he was going through that you could not help being endeared to his cause and in the same breath embarrassed by whatever menial thing you had been wrestling over that day.

There are 8.4 billion humans living in this wonderful and sometimes crazy world - I cannot help think that if more of them saw life like Phil, it would certainly be a better place.

His story is a lesson to us all, in how we can all find a way to smile in spite of the scale and challenge of any adversity we face.

He will always be remembered.

On Fri 23 Nov I will be using a push scooter (basically a big kids scooter!), to scoot from St Albans into Haringey (London). It’s a small thing to honour and remember him and raise some money for a good cause, whilst letting his family know that he’s not forgotten.

It’s about 25km as the crow flies, but I’m not a bird, cannot fly, so I won’t be able to use main highways so it’s more likely to be 30km and take about 6 hours. On the same day Rob Mathers-Reilly will also be undertaking a 10km hike through the Epping Forest, again to remember Phil.

If you are able to pledge a donation - that would be truly wonderful. All money raised will go to

• Donation to support the fight against Cancer.
• Arranging a Xmas hamper to be sent to Phil’s wife and family to let them know that we still remember him.

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  • andrew rostom1 day ago
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    andrew rostom

    1 day ago

    Hi guys - just want to say a massive thank you for your support and generosity here. The fact that this target has been achieved in less than a week is amazing and just goes to show how much Phil and his story meant to so many people. Thanks again!

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Page last updated on: 11/12/2018 8:44 AM



  • Rupinder Shergill

    Rupinder Shergill

    Nov 11, 2018

    A wonderful thing to do in the memory of a remarkable and amazing young man.


  • Panny Papasavva

    Panny Papasavva

    Nov 11, 2018

    Great tribute in memory of a great guy. Good luck Andrew


  • Anonymous


    Nov 9, 2018

    This is a great way to remember Phil and raise money for a worthy cause. Best of luck Andrew and Rob.


  • Andy O

    Andy O

    Nov 9, 2018

    Well done Andrew, sounds like a very worthy cause. Good luck and no cheating!


  • Kieron McQuade

    Kieron McQuade

    Nov 9, 2018

    Great effort and cause Andrew. I only met Phil very briefly but from everything you've said this is a fitting tribute to a top fella


  • Andy Roberts

    Andy Roberts

    Nov 9, 2018

    Well done pal, I'll be on hand if you need a tow


  • Kathy Kyriacou

    Kathy Kyriacou

    Nov 8, 2018

    What an amazing thing you’re doing in memory of a very Special man!


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