A VETERAN, who had already raised £100,000 for charity, has walked 150 miles in 11 days for Help for Heroes.

61-year-old Phil Bartlett, who has been fundraising for the charity for more than eight years, was able to add a further £2,000 to his total last week after completing the Garrison Gallop Two - a self-titled venture between Plymouth and Tidworth.

Phil decided to challenge himself with the Garrison Gallop a second time after conquering a 268-mile walk and raising £5,000 the previous year.

The former royal corps of transport began his feat on May 13, and said he arrived at the Tidworth Help for Heroes Recovery Centre last Wednesday to an "amazing and humbling" welcome, adding: "I wasn't expecting such a welcome.

"I don't do these things for recognition, I just do it and then get on with the next thing. And this money will do a lot of good."

Talking about the feat, Phil said: "I'm a bit sad it's over. I had such a happy time for the whole duration, and then I suddenly realised it was coming to an end.

"I've been waking up each morning thinking, 'Right, what am I going to do today?'

"It was nice to meet people who were interested and wanted to know what you're doing, why you're doing it etcetera, which was brilliant motivation. And apart from one blister I was okay throughout."

Now an optical technician, Phil reached his fundraising milestone of £100,000 at the end of 2018, and hopes to continue his fundraising effort with more events equally as big as the Garrison Gallop.

He added: "As I've been a veteran for 18 years I feel it's my obligation to help, you have an immediate bond with anyone who serves and they become your brothers and sisters, so I do whatever I can."

To sponsor Phil visit his JustGiving page.