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Barefoot Matthew’s record effort to gain hospice funds

A BRITISH man is attempting to break the world record for the longest barefoot walk, after setting out from Gibraltar for Preston this month, in aid of a cancer hospice.

Matthew Strange is walking without shoes, from the British enclave to the Lancashire town, in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.

The distance between the two is more than 1,960km, and his route will take him from Gibraltar to Malaga City, before heading to Madrid, crossing the French border to head for Paris, and then Brussels to Calais.

From there, he will walk to Dover, via the boat crossing, and on to London, before finishing at the Preston hospice.

Matthew decided to attempt the world record after his stepfather, Simon, was admitted to the hospice in 2015.

“I was working abroad in Gibraltar, and I ended up getting the train to Madrid, a plane to Brussels and another flight to Manchester,” he said.

“It was the quickest way for me to get back home, and I will be re-creating this journey for the world record attempt.”

He has already raised more than half of his €2,000-plus target.

 

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