The Help for Heroes team will be back holding a bake sale in Salisbury on Saturday 22nd April, and a wounded veteran who has benefitted from the charity will be alongside the group on the day.
Phillip Kimber joined the Armed Forces in 1992. Over the next 15 years, Philip served with the RAF Regiment: “It was hard work, but good times. That was until 19 July 2007.” Serving in Iraq, he was on the receiving end of a heavy rocket attack, the attack left him with brain injury, his head spilt open in two places, shrapnel in his left eye and a damaged eardrum. His neck and ankle were also broken and muscle had been lost from his left arm.
After being flown home to the UK, Phillip spent time at Defence Medical Rehabilitation Centre Headley Court. Over the next year, as he battled to return to a normal life, his mental injuries started to worsen. Phillip was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) – as a result of his service.
Phillip has been involved with Help for Heroes ever since, he often takes part in activities at Tedworth House Recovery Centre in Wiltshire, where he is currently helping build an Iron Age roundhouse with other wounded, injured and sick service personnel and veterans.
Phillip has taken part in the Bake for Heroes event in Salisbury for the last two years and says: “I’ve had so much help from Help for Heroes, which is why I like to give back. I am living proof that the charity works, and it’s a fun day so there’s no reason not to.”
The team will be at the Old George Mall and The Maltings from 9am on Saturday 22nd April with cakes of every size, savoury delights and an area for the children where they can decorate their own cookies and cupcakes.
To take part in your own Bake for Heroes event, please visit the Help for Heroes website http://www.helpforheroes.org.uk/give-support/fundraise/bake-for-heroes/