A PLEA has been issued for people to attend the funeral of a Shanklin man, who had no family and few friends, and give him a good send-off.

One of David Mann's few friends, Pat Knight, posted a notice in the County Press which said: "Please come to David's funeral. He had no family and few friends. Everyone welcome, please come."

It has since been shared on Facebook, where dozens of people have said they would like to attend.

Another CP notice was posted by staff and customers at Glyn Morgan Newsagents, Shanklin, where David, 53, used to work, which said: "Time to hang up your delivery bag, David."

The funeral is taking place at 9.45am tomorrow (Friday), at the Isle of Wight Crematorium — all are welcome to stop by and pay their respects.