Great Wall of China trek in memory of Greenisland teacher

Dermot Breen returns to Greenisland Primary School at the conclusion of his first 1000k walk in memory of his wife, Jacqui.  INCT 31-727-CON
Dermot Breen returns to Greenisland Primary School at the conclusion of his first 1000k walk in memory of his wife, Jacqui. INCT 31-727-CON

A Greenisland teacher will be remembered this October during a charity trek along the Great Wall of China.

It is the third fundraising event being taken on by Dermot Breen in memory of his wife, Jacqui, who passed away in January 2015 following a battle with cancer.

Mr Breen’s first trek, nicknamed 100k4J (1000 kilometres for Jacqui) took him along the Ulster Way last summer.

Starting and finishing at Greenisland Primary, where Jacqui had taught for over 25 years, the walk raised over £20,000 for Cancer Research UK.

Earlier this year, Dermot undertook a second 1,000km walk along the Camino de Santiago in Spain, raising more cash for the cancer charity.

This time around, he is supporting the Northern Ireland Hospice, where Jacqui spent time during her illness.

For more details, see Dermot’s JustGiving page here.