A retired train driver from Ipswich is ready to put in the hard graft to work 66 different jobs this year alone.

Tony Harris will be working an "eclectic" mix of jobs, on 66 different days throughout the year, giving his day's wages to East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH).

With any role being considered, he said if Suffolk superstar Ed Sheeran needed a personal chauffeur for the day he would be happy to oblige. 

Mr Harris, who will be turning 66 in May, said he is willing to do any job that comes his way, happy to learn or do inductions before starting work, and will give 100%.

He said: "I'll do anything and will put my mind to whatever comes my way.

"I might be 65 but I am fit, I don't smoke or drink so I am in good shape."

Mr Harris, who lives in Rushmere St Andrew, retired two years ago from his job as a train driver for Greater Anglia.

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Throughout his life, he has done many jobs, from managerial, training and office roles to manual roles and working in factories.

He said: "I can do whatever.

"I am happy to work a day in the NHS, a day being a postman, driving cars for dealerships or even be Ed Sheeran's personal chauffeur."

Mr Harris has said he is happy to go anywhere in East Anglia to complete the challenge, with all the money going on his JustGiving page directly.

He said: "I've been thinking of ways I could raise funds for this wonderful charity.

"The reason I chose EACH is because I used to live on Felixstowe Road near The Treehouse in Ipswich.

"I've always been aware of the great work the charity does and have so much respect for it.

"I can't begin to imagine how parents must feel when they have children with life-threatening conditions and want to do whatever I can to help."

Mr Harris also said that he would "love to write another book" following the release of his first book last year, 'Suffolk's Last Cold War Victim', which also raised money for EACH.

Mr Harris can be contacted on eachtask4tony@hotmail.com if you or your company wish to help with this challenge.