04:30AM, Thursday 01 May 2014
A former British Provost officer who has raised £1m for good causes despite being badly injured in Iraq proved an inspiring guest speaker at a St George's Day dinner.
Phil Packer, MBE was the guest of honour at Windsor St George Rotary Club's dinner on Wednesday, April 23 at Stirrups Country House Hotel, Maiden's Green, Bracknell.
Despite being told at the time that he would never walk again, he has since undertaken a number of physical challenges for charity, including walking the London Marathon in 2009 over 14 days.
Gaby Gaut from the rotary club said: "He is more low profile now because he is working closely with young people. His talk was inspiring - he described how his life had changed and now he is trying to change other peoples' lives."
The Rotary Club raised more than £500 during the evening, thanks to a raffle and an auction for BRIDGE - the British Inspiration Trust.
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