Belfast Telegraph

Tartan trek of Derry's Walls for noble cause

By Allan Preston

The Walls of Derry were awash with tartan this week as Highland dancers led a colourful spectacle to raise funds for local emergency services.

The event was held in memory of a young local man Jack Glenn, whose body was recovered from the River Foyle in March, more than seven weeks after he was seen entering the water.

A search of the Foyle, spearheaded by his family in an online campaign called #getjackback, was the largest the city had ever seen.

The popular 23-year-old was laid to rest on April 1 in Ebrington Presbyterian Church.

On Tuesday the Sollus Highland Dancers entertained hundreds of spectators around the walls of the Maiden City as part of the Tartan Walk, where all taking part wore the traditional Scottish weave.

The event was to raise money for the various rescue organisations that helped find Jack's body.

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