Phil Spencer has donated a portion of his most recent charity raise via an epic endurance event to causes linked to the Ukraine.
While many agents may think Spencer is a mild-mannered foil to Location, Location, Location co-presenter Kirstie Allsopp on TV, away from the box he has been engaging increasingly with the world of extreme sports.
Last month he completed an ‘Extreme Norway Challenge with his sister which involved pulling sleds for 80km across the Nordic mountains in temperatures that plunged to -20 deg C during the daytime, during a five-day period.
In 2020 he completed a similar endurance event, this time in the Alps.
Spencer, who trained for months to prepare for the Norwegian event, also camped out at night while completing the challenge, which included crossing one of Norway’s largest glaciers.
‘Emotional’ Phil Spencer
“I’m trying to block out the nighttime temperatures of camping on the ice – but I won’t forget the expedition in a hurry. It was not the warmest #locationlocationlocation.”
Phil Spencer is raising funds for the Country Food Trust, which has so far distributed some two million meals to people in need across the UK.
But like many other charities the CFT has launched a Ukraine appeal which Spencer will give 25% of the money he raises from Norway towards. He has raised £11,800 of his £15,000 target so far.
To back his efforts, and donate to the Ukraine appeal, visit the organisation’s website.