The Father's Day weekend saw the launch of our new March for Men events across the UK – and hundreds of families affected by prostate cancer turned out to publicly show the extent of the disease and raise hundreds-of-thousands to help fight it. Here are a few snapshots from the three uplifting and emotional events.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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'.
The former rugby league international and Leeds Rhinos hero is walking day nine of Jeff Stelling's March for Men after watching his Sky Sports colleague Bill Arthur battle with the most common cancer in men. He tells us about how the whole rugby league family is now rallying for the cause, and the infamous night when he led a lost and exhausted Jeff and his fellow marchers through the streets of Leeds last year.
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.
The legendary Soccer Saturday presenter begins his second epic fundraising walk for Prostate Cancer UK, hoping to raise more than £500k and visit more than 40 football clubs on a 400-mile trek to Newcastle.