And I would walk 500 miles...

Jackie MacManus hands over a cheque for �4,500 to Catherine O'Hara, community appeals organiser, NI Children's Hospice. INNT 45-104-GR
Jackie MacManus hands over a cheque for �4,500 to Catherine O'Hara, community appeals organiser, NI Children's Hospice. INNT 45-104-GR

Veteran sportsman Jackie MacManus has handed over a cheque for £4,500 to the NI Children’s Hospice.

The 67-year-old former footballer raised the money by completing the 500-mile Camino Way walk in Spain.

Jackie, who plays golf at Fortwilliam Golf Club, began his gruelling trek on June 18 in the French Pyrenees, and averaging 100 miles a week emerged foot-sore and weary into the famous square in Camino de Santiago de Compostela five weeks later.

The money raised by Jackie - with the help of family, friends and businesses - will go towards the cost of providing vital services at Horizon House, Glengormley.