'Unbelievable!' Jeff Stelling walks raise £1 million for Prostate Cancer UK
Sky Sports presenter Jeff Stelling has now raised £1 million in the fight against prostate cancer from a series of marathon walking challenges.
The popular Soccer Saturday host from Hartlepool completed his third March for Men event in September when he completed a walking marathon in all four UK countries in four days.
It has been revealed the challenge raised a total of £373,000 for Prostate Cancer UK – and £1 million since Jeff’s first March for Men walk in 2016.
In a letter to the Mail, he said: “News reaches me that the fundraising for my epic four-nation marathon march across Glasgow, Belfast, Cardiff and London has soared to a whopping £373,000, which is a terrific effort in the fight against prostate cancer.”
He added: “It was such an emotional feeling to cross the line back in September when Tottenham Hotspur kindly opened their amazing new stadium for the finale.
“But I was happy too, and incredibly proud to walk side by side with so many inspirational people, men affected by what is the most common cancer in men, some with an uncertain future, some who have lost loved ones, some who remain beacons of hope.
“But all unified in the fight against prostate cancer and perfectly advocating our position – we are with men, and for men and their families both now and in the future.”
In 2016, Jeff who is a passionate Hartlepool United fan, and also club president, completed 10 gruelling 26-mile walks in 10 days from Hartlepool United to Wembley.
The following year, he got more blisters walking 15 marathons in 15 days from St James’ Park, in Exeter, to its namesake in Newcastle.
For each challenge, Jeff was joined by sports stars, pundits, and men affected by prostate cancer which kills one man every 45 minutes.
Jeff said: “To have raised £1m through my three March for Men events alongside 1253 walkers has been incredible.
“But the awareness we have generated of the disease, particularly to men and families at risk, on the streets and when the boys and I proudly wear our Man of Men pin badge on TV every Saturday is so important too.”