Bill Bailey and Lee Mack begin cancer charity hike in memory of Sean Lock
Bill Bailey has embarked on a 100-mile walk to raise money for charity in memory of late comedian Sean Lock.
The TV personality started off the week-long hike on the South West Coast Path in North Devon on Wednesday (03.08.22) in honour of his late friend - who passed away from lung cancer in August 2021 - and he was accompanied by fellow comedian Lee Mack.
According to Bill, the walk from Bude in Cornwall to Combe Martin in Devon was one of Sean's favourite routes.
At the time of writing, former 'Strictly Come Dancing' champion Bill has managed to raise more than £70,000 for Macmillan Cancer Support via his "A Walk for Sean Lock" JustGiving page.
Bill shared pictures of the trek on the page, with one accompanied by the caption: “We’re off! 100 miles for Macmillan Cancer Support.”
On his charity page, the 57-year-old comedian wrote: "On the 7-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 in the UK. (sic)"
In a previous interview on 'This Morning', Bill told co-hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby how Sean had a passion for the great outdoors, and admitted the pair always tried to make the most of their final years together by going on multiple trips.
He said: “He had been diagnosed with lung cancer a few years ago and it was at the time quite a blow, particularly when it was quite advanced.
“We've tried to make the most of the last few years. We spent a lot of time together and went on trips together. And he's continued to work.
“We used to walk for miles. We’d talk about everything. Sean was brilliant company.”