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Dartmouth college lecturer's barefoot trek for military charity

By Herald Express  |  Posted: October 24, 2012

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A NAVAL college lecturer walked barefoot from Dartmouth to the Royal Marines Commando Training Centre in Lympstone, near Exmouth, to raise money for an Armed Forces charity.

Dr Christopher Lavers carried out the barefoot feat to raise money for Help for Heroes, the charity which supports injured service personnel and the Humanitarian Aid Relief Trust (HART).

The 46-year-old Britannia Royal Naval College lecturer (pictured) completed his day walk via Starcross ferry.

Dr Lavers said: "This walk was by far the hardest thing I have ever done, physically and mentally.

"It was only the support of family and friends, walking with me some third of the way, encouraging phone calls at the lowest points, and members of the public spurring me on that enabled me to complete the 27-plus miles."

HART supports people in Europe, Asia and Africa, to relieve suffering and sow the seeds of longer-term solutions.

To support Dr Lavers, make a donation online at www.hart-uk.org/hart.php?page=468 or www.bmycharity.com/chrislavers

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