A DAD and son are teaming up to run the London Marathon in aid of a mental health charity.

Phil Davies from Great Sankey, is set to run the 2020 London Marathon with his father, John in aid of mental health charity Mind.

Phil, who is a 26-year-old civil engineer, hopes that with the support of his colleagues, friends and family, he will raise £2000 for Mind which provides support and advice for anyone experience mental health problems.

Phil said: “I am absolutely thrilled and honoured to be running the London Marathon in aid of Mind.

"This is one of the toughest, yet most thrilling challenges of my life. Knowing the money I raise will be used to improve the lives of people living with mental health problems throughout the UK is amazing.

"Mental illness has almost led to losing close family members of mine in recent years and although I continue to find it difficult to talk about, mental health is something in which I have also battled with previously.

"This is why it means so much to be able to raise money and awareness for such a brilliant charity.

“I’m taking part in this event for Mind because I really believe in their cause.

"The charity helps the one in four people in the UK that experience a mental health problem every year.

"The money raised will fund their vital work including the Mind Infoline, advice services and the campaigning Mind does.”

To help raise money Phil and John have also organised a charity race night at 7.30pm on Saturday, February 8 at the Penketh and Sankey Conservative Club with all proceeds going to Mind.

If you would like to support Phil’s challenge, click here to donate.