After raising an unbelievable £800k on two epic walks for us, Sky Sports supremo Jeff Stelling is taking a well-earned break this year. But he’s still fully behind our March for Men, and hopes even more walks this year will make it our biggest yet for fundraising and awareness of this terrible disease.
After walking an incredible 260 miles from his hometown Hartlepool to Wembley in 2016, Soccer Saturday legend Jeff Stelling upped that distance by a third when he completed 15 marathon-length walks in 15 gruelling days the year after – raising more than £800k for us as he went. So you'd forgive the great man for taking a year off.
But Jeff certainly hasn't quit the fight against prostate cancer. While he plans another big fundraising challenge for us in 2019, he's urging people to sign up to this year's March for Men events across the UK and carry on his legacy of life-saving walks.
"We need to step up and change the game for men and their loved ones," says Jeff. "And joining one of the walks, whether that be a family-friendly local march or the marathon football jaunts, is the perfect way to do this.
"The substantial sums raised will help shift the science and crack the three core issues of diagnosis, treatment and prevention, which have been left unsolved for too long, as well as providing support and information.
"I’ve met men and their families affected by this devastating disease, and I’ve also met those scientists helping to inspire change. That’s why we march again in 2018."
Make Jeff proud! Book your place now on our Football March for Men in July or one of our local march events in June in London, Manchester, Nottingham, Leeds, Glasgow, Liverpool and Bristol.