Businesses coming together: 2000 BRIT Business pledges would fund the £15million BRIT Centre of Inspiration
"My sincere thanks to everyone who has volunteered their time, gifted support and assisted in my 2012 mile walk throughout every county of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in 2012.
I am very lucky to have met so many kind and generous people from counties, schools, colleges, universities, voluntary organisations and charities who believe in me and support BRIT.
I wish you a very happy and healthy New Year".
BRIT Founder and Non-Paid Chief Executive
Inspirational Figures gifting their time
"I know Phil needs Inspirational Figures to step forward as BRIT Mentors and give 24 hours of their year at the Centre; the more that volunteer, the more impact we will have to enthuse the next generation. I stand by Phil; I urge others to join the BRIT family".
Sir Ranulph Fiennes BT OBE
Explorer and BRIT Mentor
Businesses coming together; 2000 BRIT Business Pledges would fund the £15million BRIT Centre of Inspiration
"I am proud to be part of this extraordinary vision and delighted the Virgin Group are supporting BRIT from the beginning."
Sir Richard Branson
1000 x £10k Pledges will fund the £10 million Capital Build & 1000 x £5k Pledges will fund the £5 million Specialist Equipment costs
"What a fantastic and inspiring idea. I am confident businesses all across Britain will be inspired to help you achieve your goal. Best of luck."
Sir Steve Redgrave CBE
Using themed months to enthuse & engage with young people post-trauma
"I am very proud to be a BRIT Mentor as it is a wonderful project that gives support and opportunity to young people from all walks of life, and I believe that the new centre will be the start of something very special"
Asking Inspirational Figures to share their experiences to inspire young people
"If you don't like something in your life then change it. There are people who can help you but you have to be the one to lead your life head first in the direction you want to head. It will take courage but at least you will have no regrets".
Lee Pearson CBE
Aspiring to help young people regain their self-esteem, self-confidence and self-worth
"There are few more important things in life than helping young people discover their potential and BRIT is going to make an important contribution to this. I'm delighted to support this initiative".
Jonathan Edwards CBE
Our aim is to build a BRIT Centre of Inspiration for charities to refer young people facing their darkest times
"The British Inspiration Trust shares my hope that we can help all these people, provide them with the infrastructure, confidence and support they need to continue to make a difference, and to sustain their ambition and inspiration through childhood into adulthood."
Jenson Button MBE
Listen to young people, partner with charities for advice and work with organisations to deliver an inspiring educational experience
"Phil Packer is one truly inspirational guy and if anyone can help young people to overcome great odds, then Phil is the man. His vision for BRIT is extraordinary and I applaud and admire him."
Be an organisation run on gifted support, minimal overheads and to ask businesses to fund BRIT rather than ask the public
"The first test of adversity is obtaining the funding to make the dream a reality but this tough initial test will only serve to cement the charity’s place in society and help The Centre of Inspirational Excellence become that beacon of hope to those in need".
Dee Caffari MBE
Take advice and guidance from every sector of society
"There are times in all our lives when we need inspiration and support. I applaud Phil and the British Inspiration Trust for trying to deliver vital support to young people at some of the most difficult times in their lives".
Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE
Work with and involve Inspirational Figures who are proud to pledge time to help young people post-trauma
"Everything is Possible" is the BRIT motto, and a phrase that I have often used as inspiration throughout my life. The combination of this Motto as one of BRIT's core values, and the tireless work of its founder Phil Packer, makes me proud to support BRIT and help out whenever I can".
Ade Adepitan MBE
To be a charity for charities; to build a legacy to serve young people post-trauma from across Great Britain & Northern Ireland
"What is so great about this idea is you are bringing together some really great charities and organisations and saying, 'Right, how can we do something really inspirational together?'."
Her Majesty's Government