INTREPID television presenter Jeff Stelling has completed his epic charity walk to help tame prostate cancer, helping raise more than £300,000.
Teaming up with leading men’s health organisation Prostate Cancer UK, the long-standing Soccer Saturday host completed his tenth of 10 walking marathons in 10 days, strolling from AFC Wimbledon to Wembley.
Together with close friend and Hartlepool chief executive Russ Green, the duo walked from Victoria Park, home of the League Two club to Wembley Stadium visiting the Pirelli Stadium on day five, where Brewers manager Nigel Clough was on hand to meet the walkers.
Clocking in at 262 miles, Jeff’s Men United March 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.
At the end 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: “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.
“It was great to link up with friends old and new as myself and Russ, the most determined, gutsy and lovely bloke you could ever wish to meet, travelled our long walk south, all in aid of a fantastic cause
Prostate Cancer UK is the official charity partner of The Football League and 25 clubs were represented along the route, through the heartlands of England.
Burton Albion has just completed a week of men's health activities raising awareness about prostate cancer and offering free screenings at the Pirelli Stadium.