Riverside Special School in Goole held a poignant place in Phil’s heart. Phil worked here as a teaching assistant and became much loved by staff and pupils.

He excelled here and this lead him to pursue his dream of becoming a teacher. A special assembly took place at the school with all staff, pupils, family and friends joining the celebration of Phil’s time at the place he didn’t call work.

Special messages were written on balloons which were then released as we all stood together. The school also paid tribute to Phil with a heart wall mount and plaque where all pupils placed a stone onto.

Nearly £3500 was raised from Total Warrior© 2015 and donated to Riverside, who then matched the figure to generate a total of nearly £7000!

This money will allow an outdoor sports suite to be erected in memory of Phil.