Walkers are fuelled by oats at CHS Causeway Trek

Paul Currie, Alison McFall and Cheryl Buchanan from the Slimming World, Coleraine, team pictured at the Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke 2012 Causeway Trek. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.
Paul Currie, Alison McFall and Cheryl Buchanan from the Slimming World, Coleraine, team pictured at the Northern Ireland Chest Heart and Stroke 2012 Causeway Trek. PIcture Martin McKeown. Inpresspics.com.

OVER 400 walkers took part in the Chest, Heart and Stoke 2012 Causeway Trek.

The event was sponsored by Flahavan’s, Ireland’s largest oat miller, and raised much needed funds for NICHS.

The trek, now it its sixth year supports the 60 local support groups.

Before setting off, each walker got a bowl of hearty porridge to put an extra spring in their step along the 11 mile route. Each person also picked up a goody bag at the finish line.

Roisin Hughes, Events Co-ordinator for NI Chest Heart and Stroke said: “The Causeway Trek takes in some of Northern Ireland’s most scenic countryside around the Giant’s Causeway and this year was a great success.

“NI Chest Heart and Stroke is spending £350,000 this year on high quality research in local hospitals and universities.

“We also provide a network of support groups across Northern Ireland for people affected by chest, heart and stroke illnesses.”