Philip works tirelessly for others in his local community and beyond: at a day centre, scouting and with a theatre to name a few. He is a trustee of Emmaus Charity for the Homeless and recently undertook a three week 1,200 mile bus journey around England, using his bus pass. He raised more than £1,000 for them. In 2009 he was awarded, for the 2nd time, an award for merit for outstanding service to his local community. He drives every Friday for Emmaus collecting and delivering furniture, and regularly transports blind ladies to a methodist church for a social afternoon. At the day centre he raised £1,000 last year by doing a sponsored 24 hour piano playing session, and regularly entertains them there. For 40 years he has been involved with a local theatre show put on by scouts. For more than 30 years he's worked as the producer of the event, and he now mentors younger members. Over four decades he has helped thousands of youngsters realise their potential and be capable of more than they ever dreamed. He was named Paul Harris Fellow "in appreciation of tangible and significant assistance given for the furtherance of better understanding and friendly relations among the peoples of the world" by the Rotary Foundation of Rotary International. As a Rotarian he helps plan a successful local festival and assists in the running of the yearly 2 Castles Run. He sings locally in a choir and voluntarily helps clear the local church yard on a monthly basis. He's an ideal torchbearer.