A TREKKER is almost half way into his 1,200 mile hike to raise money for charity.

Greg Corcoran, 39 of Tiptree, is walking the length of the UK from Land’s End to John O’Groats.

The distance by road is 874 miles but Greg is heading off the beaten track, which will add an extra 300 miles.

The Thames Water Fisheries worker is undertaking his fundraising challenge in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and St Helena Hospice.

He is hoping to finish the journey in August and raise at £3,000 for the charities.

Greg said: “I am walking unsupported and will be predominantly camping along the route. I am raising money for two amazing charities so please do give generously.

“All donations received will be equally split between the two charities.

“I wanted to give something back to both charities after seeing first hand the care my family members received.”

Greg, who has never done anything like this before other than a couple of three-day treks while on holiday, has covered 490 miles so far. Macmillan fundraising manager for Essex Steph Westall said: “We are almost entirely funded by donations and simply cannot support the growing number of people who need us without help from people like Greg.

“The money raised will go towards helping Macmillan support people affected by cancer at the time they need us most.

“Through better treatment and early diagnosis people are adding years to their life. We want to support those affected by cancer to add life to those years.”

To sponsor him, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GregCorcoran1.