A COOKSTOWN man will go the extra mile for charity next month when he walks from Omagh to Cookstown in a bid to raise vital funds for those living with cancer.
59 year-old Trevor Hassin will walk the 27 miles from Omagh MOT Centre at Gortrush Industrial Estate on the Derry Road to Cookstown MOT Centre on the Sandholes Road in aid of the Ulster Cancer Foundation (UCF) on Easter Monday.
The lengthy trek will take place on the main road between the two test centres on Monday 9th April 2012, starting at approximately 9am and finishing at Cookstown MOT centre around 4.30pm.
Trevor, who is now living in Ballygally, outside Larne, chose to do the walk to and from the test centres because in 1978 when he came into driver and vehicle testing, Omagh was his first Test Centre and Cookstown is Trevor’s home town.
“The reason why I am doing this challenge is because I will be retiring shortly with my last day set for Good Friday, 6th April 2012 (my 60th birthday),” explained the civil servant.
“To mark my retirement and departure from the Driver and Vehicle Agency (DVA) I am undertaking this challenge.”
All funds raised by Trevor will go to the Ulster Cancer Foundation.
LEFT: Trevor Hassin, putting his best foot forward as he gets down to some serious training for his walk from Omagh MOT Centre to Cookstown MOT Centre on Easter Monday. Trevor is raising funds for Ulster Cancer Foundation.mm11-151ar.