Sky Sports television presenter Jeff Stelling last weekend completed his epic charity walk to help tame prostate cancer, helping raise more than £300,000.
Teaming up with leading men’s health organisation and Football League Charity Partner Prostate Cancer UK, the long-standing Soccer Saturday host set off on the tenth of 10 walking marathons in 10 days, strolling from AFC Wimbledon to Wembley.
Jeff stopped off at Hillsborough as part of his challenge and had a fantastic reception from Owls stars Kieren Westwood and Kieran Lee, fans and the Sheffield Wednesday band.
Clocking in at 262 miles, Jeff’s Men United March - menunitedmarch.org - saw the 61-year-old check in on 32 football clubs, and along the way he was joined by famous friends and colleagues and people affected by prostate cancer, while Carlsberg signed up as a supporting sponsor.
After Jeff was presented with a giant Hartlepool shirt cake during the post-event reception, he told the walkers, many with personal experiences of prostate cancer.
Stelling said: “Everyone was our inspiration to keep going. All your stories were humbling, uplifting and unforgettable. We will never forget them.
“They say I can talk the talk; and now I’ve walked the walk, and it was great to be in London on the final day as my Men United March for Prostate Cancer UK came to an end.
“I deal in statistics – but the ones we are dealing with here are shocking. One man dies every hour from this disease, that’s six in the course of Soccer Saturday every week. One in eight men will get prostate cancer, and for black men the odds are even worse at one in four. Two Sky colleagues and good friends Eddie Hemmings and Bill Arthur have suffered from this disease.”
To support Jeff, and find out more about his challenge, visit menunitedmarch.org