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16:33 11 January 2016

Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling is walking 10 marathons in 10 days, all in the name of Prostate Cancer UK

Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling is walking 10 marathons in 10 days, all in the name of Prostate Cancer UK

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Sky Sports presenter Stelling set for epic challenge to help Prostate Cancer UK

Jeff Stelling's epic journey for Prostate Cancer UK will start at his beloved Hartlepool United and end at WembleyJeff Stelling's epic journey for Prostate Cancer UK will start at his beloved Hartlepool United and end at Wembley

Television presenter Jeff Stelling is embarking on an epic charity walk in March to help tame prostate cancer.

Teaming up with leading men’s health organisation Prostate Cancer UK, the long-standing Soccer Saturday host will complete 10 walking marathons in as many days, from boyhood club Hartlepool United to Wembley between March 21-30.

Clocking in over 250 miles, Jeff’s Men United March will see the 60-year-old 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.

Setting off from Victoria Park, home of the League Two club, the duo will head south to Wembley Stadium and they will be joined along the way by famous friends and colleagues as well as people affected by prostate cancer.

Stelling launched the Men United March live on Soccer Saturday at the weekend following a first person piece on the fortunes of his beloved Hartlepool, the first time he has ever filed a report for the show.

“I deal in statistics – but the ones we are dealing with here are shocking,” said Stelling. “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.

“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.

“I wanted to do something where people could see I was feeling the pain on behalf of a fantastic cause.

“Within the next ten years Prostate Cancer UK believes 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 and 25 clubs are represented along the route, through the heartlands of England. He will arrive at Burton Albion on Good Friday (March 25th) and walk onto the pitch ahead of the Brewers’ League One clash with Oldham Athletic.

Stelling will also stop off at five Premier League clubs as well as non-league side St Albans City before an emotional finale along Wembley Way on March 30th.

To support Jeff, and find out more about his challenge, visit menunitedmarch.org.

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