Final leg will start from the Cherry Red Records Stadium
Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling will start the final leg of an epic charity walk for Prostate Cancer UK from AFC Wimbledon – and you can join him!
Jeff will round off a 250-mile tour of 31 football clubs by walking from the Cherry Red Records Stadium on 30 March and he will stop off at Brentford, Fulham, Chelsea and QPR, before finishing off at Wembley.
Teaming up with leading men’s health organisation Prostate Cancer UK, the long-standing Soccer Saturday host will complete 10 walking marathons in 10 days, from his favourite club Hartlepool United to Wembley, between March 21-30.
The 60-year-old will check in on 31 football clubs and he will be joined every step of the way by close friend, and Hartlepool United Chief Executive, Russ Green.
He will be joined along the way by famous friends and colleagues and people affected by prostate cancer.
Jeff launched the “Men United March” live on Soccer Saturday at the end of a piece on the fortunes of his beloved Hartlepool, the first time he has ever filed a report for the show.
. On this same page you can sign-up to join Jeff on stage 10 from AFC Wimbledon. Simply use the above website and click on the link for Day 10.websiteTo donate to Jeff’s challenge, visit the Prostate Cancer
Jeff said: “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.
“Prostate cancer is not discerning. It doesn’t just hit the bad guys; it’s the good guys as well. I’ve got friends such as Sky Sports rugby league colleagues Bill Arthur and Eddie Hemmings, who I have known longer than I care to remember. Both are great guys who have been affected by prostate cancer and I’ll be meeting more men like them along the way.
I wanted to do something where people could see I was feeling the pain on behalf of a fantastic cause. “That’s why I’ve signed up for this challenge. I’ve run marathons and climbed Kilimanjaro. There were also some nice fundraising opportunities to go and walk on the Great Wall of China or maybe go to Peru, but they sounded too much like jollies to me.
“Within the next ten years Prostate Cancer UK believe they will find the answers to make this disease something men and their loved ones no longer fear. I’ve met the scientists who pledge to do this and I can see how dedicated they are. But do to this we need to raise vital funds – and I need everyone to support me and all the men affected by prostate cancer by visiting menunitedmarch.org and pledging their support.”
Prostate Cancer UK is the Official Charity Partner of The Football League.
Angela Culhane, Chief Executive of Prostate Cancer UK, said: “Jeff’s been a huge supporter of ours for many years, and has seen first-hand the dangers of this disease through some of his closest friends in the business, and we are fully behind him on his epic Men United March.
“Walking 10 marathons in 10 days is a remarkable challenge. With each and every step Jeff and those who support him will help us as we tackle prostate cancer head on.
“The power of football consistently helps us reach out to men. We are very grateful for the continued backing from Jeff’s colleagues at Sky as well in allowing him to take this on.
“This challenge is once again a perfect example of what we call Men United; people getting together and doing something great to beat prostate cancer. On behalf of everyone affected by this disease I say thanks, and in the words of his long-time colleague Chris Kamara, it’s ‘Unbelievable Jeff’.”
For more information about the final leg of Jeff’s charity walk from AFC Wimbledon and how you can get involved, contact Pietro on 020 8547 3336.