After 10 days of back-to-back walking marathons, Soccer Saturday's Jeff Stelling completes his epic journey from Hartlepool to Wembley and thanks his fellow walkers' moving stories of dealing with prostate cancer for keeping him going.
Intrepid television presenter Jeff Stelling yesterday completed his epic 262-mile walk to help tame prostate cancer, helping raise more than £300,000 for us so far.
"They say I can talk the talk, and now I’ve walked the walk," joked the long-standing Soccer Saturday host after finishing 10 walking marathons in 10 days, from Hartlepool to Wembley, together with close friend Russ Green, the chief executive of Hartlepool United.They checked in at 32 football clubs along the way, and were joined by some famous friends and people affected by prostate cancer.
Trevor Sinclair, Dennis Wise, Les Ferdinand and Matt Le Tissier were among the small group of walkers on the last leg from AFC Wimbledon, rubbing shoulders with our long-time supporters, Kevin Webber and David Annand. And after collecting his Men United March medal from the Royal Box at Wembley, Jeff told onlookers it was his fellow walkers' personal experiences of prostate cancer that drove him on.
"Everyone was our inspiration to keep going," he said. "All your stories were humbling, uplifting and unforgettable. We will never forget them."
Our chief executive, Angela Culhane, who walked the final marathon and more than 50 miles during the walk, said: "It's been a truly incredible 10 days capped with a phenomenal fundraising total of more than £300,000. The money and awareness raised will be life-altering to the men affected by prostate cancer and their loved ones.
"Each and every walker that put their best foot forward for the cause, more than 400 of them, provided inspiration to us all. And on behalf of everyone involved in the Men United March and every man affected by this disease, I’d like to say a big thank you."
You can still donate to Jeff and reward him and his fellow marchers' gargantuan effort by helping us to raise even more than our £300k target.