A well-known man in Gorleston is assembling an army of supporters as he walks to raise funds for a cause close to his heart.

After visiting his terminally ill mother at the St Elizabeth Hospice in Ipswich, Sean Edwards - also known as Big Sean - made it his mission to raise £3,000 for the hospice.

And he wants as many supporters as possible to join him on his sponsored walk.

Mr Edwards, who will be leaving from Great Yarmouth's Hippodrome to the Caister Lifeboat Station and back again on Sunday, January 28 from 9.30am, already has several friends joining him on the trek.

"I'd love to see 200 people there," said Mr Edwards, 33.

"We'll all be clapping and cheering each other on. It's going to be brilliant.

"I'm hoping the weather will be good. But we're going regardless."

Great Yarmouth Mercury: Sean Edwards (centre) with his brother Terry (right) and friend Scott Potter. Picture - James WeedsSean Edwards (centre) with his brother Terry (right) and friend Scott Potter. Picture - James Weeds (Image: James Weeds)The GoFundMe fundraiser has a target of £3,000 and is currently a third of the way there, with 50 donations totalling £1,105.

All funds raised will go towards St Elizabeth East Coast Hospice which, in partnership with East Coast Community Healthcare, has cared for more than 4,475 patients and their families in Great Yarmouth and Waveney since launching in April 2019.

Mr Edwards said he is really happy with how the hospice is looking after his mother, and he wanted to get as much support to show his appreciation. 

Mr Edwards' brother Terry said: "Mum was diagnosed with stage four liver and pancreatic cancer late last year. It's been a tough time for everyone, but Sean has remained so positive. 

"It means a lot to him to raise some essential funds for St Elizabeth's. And I'll be by his side."

On the day, Mr Edwards will also be joined by his friend Scott Potter.

"Big Sean is a local lad so many people know and love," said Mr Potter.

"We're part of Big Sean's Army and we want to see it grow."

For more information, visit www.gofundme.com/f/vpby2v-sponsored-walk