Friday, October 7, 2022

Hero Phil Packer walks Lakeside

THERE are some people that leave you feeling very humble. Major Phil Packer is one such person.

Phil is a former British Provost Officer who suffered severe spinal cord injuries whilst on active service in Iraq in February 2008.

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. His fundraising efforts have raised well over a million pounds, gaining national media attention and several national awards.

Phil Packer has since founded the British Inspiration Trust, which aims to support young people facing adversity.

As part of his 2012 mile walk, Phil came to do several laps of the Lakeside shopping centre, where we spent a little time to ask him how it was going.


  1. A true British hero, he never lets his condition get the better of him and has raised loads with his tenacious get up and go attitude, he should be an inspiration to all those that sit back and moan about small ailments.

    Keep up the sterling work Sir.


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