Marathon man Jeff Stelling will embark on another epic walking challenge for Prostate Cancer UK – spanning four countries in four days and kicking off in Glasgow.
The long-serving Sky Sports television presenter has already completed 25 walking marathons for the leading men’s health charity in 2016 and 2017, raising close to £800,000, and aims to march through the £1m fundraising barrier as he travels to Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and London from September 5-8.
His exciting 100-plus mile March for Men kicks off at Glasgow’s Hampden Park, home of the Scottish national team in the morning of September 5, and also pops in on a quartet of SPL clubs; Rangers FC, Celtic FC, Hamilton Academical before the day ends at Motherwell FC.
Jeff’s March for Men, supported by The Stars Group and Sky Bet, is part of Prostate Cancer UK’s wider walking programme, March for Men, which returned bigger and better in 2019.
It includes 10 City Walks across the UK in June – including, for a third year, a family-friendly event at Pollok Country Park on Father’s Day (June 16).
Jeff, meanwhile, will follow up his two mega marches from Hartlepool to Wembley, and Exeter to Newcastle, by pounding the pavements across the major metropoles of four nations.
He is urging the public to pull on their walking boots to join him and support the charity in their quest to help stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Over 26,000 men are living with and after prostate cancer in Scotland, with that figure at 4,600 in Glasgow, emphasising the need to raise awareness and funds.
“Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men, with one man dying every 45 minutes from this disease. That’s unacceptable, and that’s why I’m walking again,” said Jeff, who regularly wears the Prostate Cancer UK Man of Men pin badge on Soccer Saturday alongside former Scotland stars Charlie Nicholas and Alan McInally
“It’s an indiscriminate disease, affecting men and their loved ones across the UK. I’ve walked alongside many of them and am proud to call some friends. Their reaction and positive outlook despite being dealt the toughest of hands is simply unbelievable. I’m marching for them – and everyone affected – in a bid to fund the research to change the game.
“That’s why I’m taking our walk across into Scotland and all four home nations and would love the public to join me en route. I live in England and work in London but the wonderful work of Prostate Cancer UK stretches into Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, so I will be pounding the pavements in four historic cities – and it wouldn’t be a football march without popping in on some iconic football clubs along the way.”
Not only will Jeff navigate 26 miles of walking on each day and trips to 16 new clubs, (taking his three-walk tally to 89) but will also face the added challenge of transport connections, including two flights across the Irish Sea.
And, as ever, he wants company as he marches to a million, with walkers invited to join him across all four routes and help him reach his fundraising target. The London leg is fully booked, but there are spots in Glasgow, Belfast and Cardiff. You can find out more via marchformen.org.
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