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A ma­jor in the Army has walked 700 miles in his bare feet to raise money for med­i­cal re­search. Chris Bran­ni­gan’s eight-year-old daugh­ter Hasti has a rare ill­ness, and he feels chil­dren with such dis­eases won’t get the at­ten­tion they should with the NHS so stretched. The walk from Land’s End to Ed­in­burgh took him five weeks and he had to visit a hospi­tal half­way through to get wounds on his feet treated. He said the last stages felt as if he was walk­ing on glass, but rais­ing over £600,000 might have eased the pain.

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