Invoice Bailey has begun his charity stroll to boost funds for Macmillan Most cancers Help in reminiscence of the late comic Sean Lock.
Comic and TV star Bailey is setting off on a 100-mile trek in honour of his beloved buddy, with the pair having typically gone on walks and hikes collectively.
The star has been joined on the highway by a few of Lock’s family and friends, together with fellow funnyman Lee Mack.
As a part of the seven-day stroll from Bude in Cornwall to Combe Martin in Devon – which in accordance with Bailey was considered one of his and Lock’s favorite routes – the group plan to ‘have a good time his life whereas doing one thing he beloved a lot’.
Posting updates to his JustGiving web page now that the stroll has begun, this week Bailey shared a snap of himself and Mack within the superb sprawling countryside with the ocean within the distance.
Each comedians have been beaming for the digicam as they remembered their buddy, who died nearly a full yr in the past, on 16 August 2021.
Earlier on the identical day, Bailey shared a bunch photograph of all these strolling in Lock’s reminiscence, everybody throwing their palms up in to the air as they ready to take off.
He captioned it: ‘We’re off! 100 miles for Macmillan Most cancers Help.’
The late comic’s beloved pals have already raised an unimaginable £68,000 for the important charity, regardless of having simply set off, with the JustGiving web page energetic for a number of weeks.
Bailey beforehand spoke of his plan for the charity stroll on This Morning, the place he instructed Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby that being within the open air was considered one of Lock’s favorite issues.
‘We used to stroll for miles,’ he recalled. ‘We’d discuss every part. Sean was sensible firm.’
Remembering his buddy, Bailey described Lock as being ‘completely authentic and distinctive’ and as ‘humorous offstage as a lot as on’.
He was ‘very real, a really loyal buddy and nice confidante’.
Following Lock’s loss of life final yr, Bailey instructed ITV Information that they ‘tried to take advantage of the previous few years’.
He instructed the programme: ‘We spent a number of time collectively and went on journeys collectively. And he’s continued to work.
‘He’s an amazingly brave and difficult particular person who was mentally robust all through the entire time.’
‘I’m simply grateful for the time we have now had collectively,’ he mentioned.
Macmillan most cancers assist
When you or somebody you care about has been recognized with most cancers, Macmillan can provide assist and data.
You’ll be able to contact their helpline on 0808 808 00 00 (7 days every week from 8am to 8pm), use their webchat service, or go to their website for extra info.
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