Major Phil Packer was injured in February, 2008, following an incident involving a rocket attack - causing catastrophic injuries with spinal cord damage and is now a paraplegic. His philosophy is to work with determination, teamwork and dignity.
As he began to recover, he decided to make it his mission to raise £1 million for Help for Heroes, a British Charity launched in September 2007 to help provide better facilities for wounded British servicemen and women. He set himself a series of challenges. The first major one began with a row of the English Channel in February 2009 sponsored by Wellspect HealthCare. In April, Phil commenced a two-week walk of the Flora London Marathon, with the support of Wellspect HealthCare. Wellspect HealthCare is also sponsoring the ultimate challenge in June 2009, find out more below!
Phil remains a serving Army Officer who hopes to make a difference to disability within the Armed Forces and support his Chain of Command, Tri-Services and Service Charities when he returns to work later this year.