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"After dad’s death, we decided to do something to stop other families going through the pain we have"

7 Jul 2017

A year after their QPR-loving father died from advanced prostate cancer, Amy Corbett and her brother, Simon, came up with the perfect way to commemorate and celebrate his life: a football fun day fundraiser. She tells us about what happened and why raising awareness was as important as the £5k they donated from the event to Prostate Cancer UK.

Bus holdups, celebrity cats and yellow balloons: 7 extraordinary moments from Jeff's March

30 Jun 2017

BLOG: After the best part of a fortnight on the road with Jeff Stelling, Gary Haines reflects on his stand out moments from the epic March for Men – including an emotional father-son pint at the end.

Party Tyne! Jeff Stelling celebrates the end of his epic March for Men in Newcastle

16 Jun 2017

There were cheers and tears as the legendary Sky Sports anchorman crossed the finish-line at Newcastle United's St James' Park, having completed his 400-mile fundraising walk for Prostate Cancer UK. We look back at an emotional day and the people who helped him keep going over the last 400 miles.

"My hero dad will be at the finish-line with a pint waiting for me!"

16 Jun 2017

After his dad was recently diagnosed with aggressive prostate cancer, Cameron Dale signed up to join Jeff Stelling on the final leg of his March for Men, from Durham to Newcastle. He tells us why his dad is his hero, the shock of the last few months as he underwent treatment, and how he's looking forward to a post-walk pint from his dad at their beloved Newcastle United.

"Walking with Jeff means so much to me – it gives me the strength to go on"

15 Jun 2017

Ken Bashford overcame the debilitating side effects of his prostate cancer treatment to walk the last hundred yards of Jeff Stelling's March last year, when it visited his hometown of Marske. In this searingly honest account, he describes the devastation he and his family felt when he was diagnosed in 2015, the drugs trial that has given him a new lease of life, and how he's looking forward to joining Jeff again.

Fundraising supremos Team Garby get out of their saddles to march past £132k

14 Jun 2017

When Steve 'Garby' Garbett died from prostate cancer in 2014, his son Dave and Preston North End manager Simon Grayson — Steve's best friend — started fundraising for Prostate Cancer UK in his memory. Soon after, Team Garby was born. From a funeral collection to a private performance by the Kaiser Chiefs, we look back at their extraordinary fundraising journey over the last four years.

Jeff Stelling steps into the unknown as the March for Men enters 11th day

12 Jun 2017

With his first step across the start line at Burnley on Day 11 of his March for Men, Jeff surpassed the 262-mile distance he walked last year – and it's starting to really hurt. We hear from the people who are walking with Jeff and driving him on to the finish line, five days away in Newcastle.

"Being part of the Men United team is like the camaraderie on the terraces. It’s part of life"

9 Jun 2017

After his shock diagnosis with prostate cancer in 2013, Phill was so grateful for the help he received from our Specialist Nurses that he signed up to march with Jeff Stelling last year and twice cycled to Amsterdam to raise money for us. As he prepares to do both – back-to-back – once again, he shares his thoughts on a roller coaster few years during a sleepless flight from Hong Kong.

"Taking part in the ride is my chance to give back and help other men in my predicament"

8 Jun 2017

This weekend, 380 football fans and legends of the game embark on a two-day pedal-pilgrimage to the Dutch capital on our Football to Amsterdam bike ride, having already raised over £450,000 so far. Here, QPR fan Brian Mooney – who is among the peloton – tells us why the event is so important to him and what it was like meeting his hero and fellow cyclist on the event, 'Sir Les'.

Dewi Morris: "My late dad was robbed of seeing his grandchildren by prostate cancer"

7 Jun 2017

The former England and British Lions scrum-half tells us how his family connection and a pint with Sky Sports colleague Jeff Stelling convinced him to join day six of the March for Men. But he'll be keeping an eye on the current Lions tour while he walks.