A family picture of brothers Lee, left, and Barry Edwards, who are to walk almost 100 miles in memory of their sister Hannah, right.

Two men are set to embark on a 98-mile walk in memory of their sister who died following an epileptic seizure.

Hannah Edwards suffered a seizure at her home in Downham Market almost a year ago which caused her to fall.

She died of a brain haemorrhage at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn just days before her 34th birthday.

Brothers Barry, 37, and Lee Edwards, 35, will undertake their challenge on Friday, October 18, two days after the first anniversary of their sister’s death.

Their trek will begin at 8am at Canvey Island, where Miss Edwards was born, then on to Benfleet, Basildon, Chelmsford, Braintree, Mildenhall and Stoke Ferry, where family members will then join them for the last seven miles to Downham’s clock tower.

Parents Michele and Duncan Edwards, who live in Stoke Ferry, said they were very proud of their sons’ efforts. 

Mrs Edwards, who will be running a cake stall on the day, said: “They will walk past Reeds and AT Johnson where Hannah used to work. We are just so proud of them.  

“They wanted to do this in honour of their sister. They are going to smash it. We are in awe of everyone who has contributed.”

Already, more than £2,000 has been raised for the Epilepsy Society, doubling the brothers’ original target.

Hannah Edwards.

At the time of her death, Miss Edwards, who lived with her fiancé Neil Powley, took medication for  her  epilepsy after she was diagnosed at the age of 17. 

Mrs Edwards said: “It seemed to be brought on by stress and tiredness. 

“She really wanted to drive. It was after a year of not having a seizure she could go back to driving – but just before the year was up, she would have another one.”

Mrs Edwards said the family has pulled together to try to come to terms with losing Hannah, who adored her five nieces and nephews.

“It’s just each day as it comes. Life goes on, but it is a different life now,” she said.

But Mrs Edwards said her daughter would be delighted if she knew about her brothers’ challenge.

“She would love it being all about her, Hannah was the life and soul, always singing and dancing.

“She touched everybody’s hearts, she was always smiling.”

To sponsor Barry and Lee Edwards, visit justgiving.com/fundraising/leeandbarrywalk