In March 2016, Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling marched his beloved Hartlepool United to Wembley raising money to support Prostate Cancer UK, the Official Charity Partner of the EFL.
Now, in 2017, Jeff is back and it’s bigger and better than ever.
He’s walking 15 marathons in 15 days visiting over 40 football clubs starting at St James’ Park, Exeter.
By the time he reaches St James’ Park, Newcastle on 16 June 2017 he will have walked almost 400 miles.
Last year, when Jeff walked 10 marathons in 10 days, they visited 32 football clubs – including the Owls at Hillsborough – and clocked up 262 miles.
He was joined by over 400 people across the event who all had a story to tell as to why they stood shoulder to shoulder with Jeff raising money to beat a disease killing one man every hour in the UK.
“After the agony and ecstasy of the walk last year, particularly the agony, so many people have been in touch with me, people with stories of their battle against prostate cancer.
“It’s inspired me to do something once again,” said Soccer Saturday’s front man who will be kicking off his 2017 adventure on Friday 2 June from Exeter.
While Jeff’s feet may be in agony already just thinking about walking almost 400 miles, his motivation is clear. The people he met have inspired him to go much further than in 2016, and reach different parts of the country.
Jeff added: “I’d be walking alongside people and saying ‘why are you here?’ And the person I’m talking to might say, ‘I’ve been given six months to live’. They were spending their precious moments walking to support the battle against prostate cancer, so that other people in the future didn’t suffer in the way they were feeling right then. It was just inspiring individuals from start to finish.”
Jeff Stelling, Russ Green and over 400 marchers raised £420,000 in 2016, and helped raise the problem of prostate cancer to millions of people across the UK.
If you walked last year or you are new to his 2017 challenge, sign up for a leg of his March for Men and help stop prostate cancer being a killer.
Join Jeff on his March for Men – www.marchformen.org/jeffsmarch