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Inspirational Iraq veteran to speak at rotary club dinner

Inspirational Iraq veteran to speak at rotary club dinner

Philip Dewey

Inspirational Iraq veteran to speak at rotary club dinner
Phil Packer MBE

An inspirational speaker will be attending a St George's Day dinner celebration held by a Windsor Rotary club.

Phil Packer MBE will speaking at the Rotary Club of Windsor St George event, which takes place on April 23.

While serving as a British Provost officer in the Iraq war, Phil sustained injuries to his heart, his ribs and catastrophic damage to his spinal cord. 

Just over a year later he embarked on three physical challenges within a six month period, including rowing the English Channel, completing the London Marathon on crutches over 14 days and hauling himself up the sheer rock face of El Capitan, raising over £1.3 million for the wounded.

As well as giving a speech at the dinner, Phil will circulate among the guests during the evening to talk about the challenges he has faced and the work he does for charity. 

The traditional black tie dinner will take place at Stirrups Country House Hotel, in Maidens Green.

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