Video: Greenisland Primary welcomes Dermot as 1000km walk concludes

A Belfast man has completed the final leg of a 1000-kilometre walk in Greenisland this afternoon.

Dermot Breen took part in the mammoth trek along the Ulster Way in memory of his late wife, Jacqui.

Dermot Breen is welcomed back to Greenisland Primary this afternoon (Wednesday) at the conclusion of his 1000km fundraising walk in memory of his wife, Jacqui, a former teacher at the school.. INCT 36-701-CON

Dermot Breen is welcomed back to Greenisland Primary this afternoon (Wednesday) at the conclusion of his 1000km fundraising walk in memory of his wife, Jacqui, a former teacher at the school.. INCT 36-701-CON

Mrs Breen, who was a P1 teacher at Greenisland Primary School, sadly passed away in January following a battle with ovarian cancer.

As well as paying tribute to Jacqui, Dermot has surpassed his target of £10,000 in aid of Cancer Research UK with the venture.

Mark McMahon, Cancer Research UK local fundraising manager in Northern Ireland, said: “Dermot has already raised thousands of pounds this year to help fund ovarian cancer research and, with his help and that of his many supporters, we will bring forward the day when ovarian cancer is a thing of the past.”

More in next week’s Carrick Times.