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Student goes barefoot for a fortnight to help Cambodians

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GOING barefoot at the beach or park is one thing, but walking everywhere – including through a busy UK city – for two weeks without shoes is quite another.

But that's exactly what Islander Loz Gallaher (21) has been doing to raise money for the Cambodian Hope Organisation, based in Poipet.

Miss Gallaher started her Barefoot for a Fortnight challenge on 20 March to raise money for CHO, which she has volunteered with for two years running.

For the first few days of the challenge the international law student walked barefoot for 20 minutes to her university campus in Birmingham and, since returning to Jersey for the holidays, she has done the same along the Island's country lanes and up and down King Street.

To date she has raised more than £800 for the charity, which supports people crossing the border between Cambodia and Thailand.

Miss Gallaher is due to finish her challenge tomorrow and anyone wishing to donate can visit her JustGiving page at justgiving.com/crowdfunding/loz-gallaher-cambodia.

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