Comedian Bill Bailey, who is from the West Country, will be embarking on a 100 mile walk across North Devon and Cornwall in memory of his friend and fellow comedian, Sean Lock, who passed away last year.

Starting in Cornwall, Bailey will be walking to Combe Martin using the coast path, a route which is believed to take around seven days and will be raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support along the way.

Speaking to reporters, he said: “This August, it will be one year since we lost the brilliant comedian and my dear friend Sean Lock to cancer. I will be taking on a 100 mile walk along a section of the South West Coast Path to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support who provided such wonderful support for Sean and his family.

“On the seven day walk from Bude in Cornwall to Combe Martin in Devon, one of our favourite routes, I will be joined by Sean’s family and friends. The walk will be a chance to get together and celebrate his life while doing something he loved so much. Every penny donated will help Macmillan to provide emotional, physical and financial support for people living with cancer i

Bill Bailey, who has a home in North Devon, has already launched his fundraising campaign, which currently has around £20,000 worth of donations. You can make donations and find out more here.