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Bad week to go barefoot

28 March 2013

by a staff reporter

ONE woman has defied the freezing temperatures to spend the week barefoot.

Hannah Phillips, a mother of three, who is married to an ordinand at Ripon College, Cuddesdon, stripped off her shoes and socks at the beginning of Holy Week to raise money for the charity Us, formerly known as USPG.

Despite the snow and ice, she has gone about her normal routine - joining in the Palm Sunday procession, walking her children to school, and going to Oxford to do her shopping.

Mrs Phillips, said that she started preparing her feet for the ordeal at the beginning of Lent, by taking off her shoes each Friday. "People have just been doing that very English thing of looking at me, though children are more direct.

"It's been absolutely freezing, but it's given me a whole new outlook on life: that the things we think of essentials, some people have to go without."

To sponsor Mrs Phillips, see her page, Barefoot for Holy Week, on www.justgiving.com.

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